Lesson on bees from an expert
Pupils learned about the important part bees play in our food chain during a visit from an insect expert.
Julie Coleman from Whitstable and Herne Bay Beekeepers visited Charing Primary with David Wilson Homes that donated a bee house and beefriendly seeds.
She said: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet pupils and their teachers at Charing Primary School. These visits help teach the next generation about the importance of bees by engaging them at an early age.”
The School Road children also had a chance to dress up in a special beekeeper’s outfit and found out more about the reasons why the winged creature’s popula- tion is in decline.
Pip Taunton, from the school said: “The children loved the talk and the chance to handle lots of objects. I have no doubt they’ll spread the word about supporting bees with their friends and family.”
This talk and donation is part of David Wilson Homes’ ongoing educational programme and its commitment to working with the communities where it is creating new homes.
The Kent housebuilder is a strong supporter of the UK’s bee population and gardens at its nearby Poppy Fields development feature bee-friendly plants and shrubs, such as lavender, fruit trees and British wild flowers.
From left, beekeeper Julie Coleman and David Wilson homes sales adviser Aimee Amos and pupils Cruz, Grace, Louis and Megan