Garden project to help bees

Southern Electric gave pupils at St James Primary School, in Emsworth, the opportunity to build their own bee garden and learn about the importance of sustainability.

Garden project gets children buzzing

A school's garden has been transformed to try and help boost the declining bee population.

Pupils from St James Primary School in Emsworth built their own garden with flowers to attract bees and improve school grounds.

School pupils' bee garden
St James Primary School with the 'bee hotel' Credit: BIG Partnership

Staff from Southern Electric joined the pupils as part of the company's Community at Heart scheme that encourages all their employees to spend a work day supporting community projects.

The day also involved teaching pupils about sustainability and the importance of bees to our environment.

Southern electric volunteers at primary school
St James Primary School pupils with Southern Electric volunteers in the garden Credit: BIG partnership

Bruce Waelend, Head Teacher at St. James Primary School said: “It’s great when the children can be involved in something that not only improves their school environment but also allows them to learn something about nature and engage in something practical.

The kids have had a great day as well as the teachers; we really appreciate the time offered by the Southern Electric staff.”