This year Old Town School won Arla’s Kids Closer to Nature grant.  The grants scheme opened in January 2011 to offer individuals, schools and communities around the UK the opportunity to apply for grants to create spaces which encourage nature in their local area. Within the space of two months Arla received over 600 entries from across the UK, each with a strong claim as to why they deserved to be awarded a grant.  The entries were judged by a panel of leading nature experts including: TV naturalist Chris Packham; TV presenter, producer and mum-of-three Philippa Forrester; and Arla Foods.