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.
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.
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.”
Britain has entered a double-dip recession and there have been two days of bad news on the jobs front with cuts announced at CSC in Aldershot and British Gas. But today, Southern Electric announced the creation of 200 posts at its customer service centre in Havant.
Nick Harper reports on the job situation in the south and the implications of Southern Electric's announcement. He spoke to Sandy Hopkins from Havant Borough Council, economics lecturer Dermot MaCarthy and Tony Keeling from Southern Electric.
Two hundred jobs are to be created by Southern Electric at its offices in Havant. The annoucement comes after it was revealed yesterday 200 jobs could be lost at an IT firm in Aldershot. And British Gas has also announced more than 500 redundancies.