SCHOOLS across Worcestershire can get free ‘Bee Kits’ worth £100 to help make their outside areas more bee-friendly.
Forest Garden is offering the kits to the first 50 schools.
They comprise two junior raised beds, compost, seeds to grow bee-friendly flowers – no extensive grounds or gardens are needed – and a specially created fact file for teachers to enable the industrious students to find out more about bees.
Jenny Davis, from Forest Garden, said as a sustainable British company, its roots were literally part of the UK’s ecosystem and it was deeply concerned about the environment and wildlife essential for the health and wellbeings of forests.
“This is just one way for us to be able to give something back to the local community and to also be able to support the bees that have been having a bit of a hard time lately.”
It is hoped by encouraging schoolchildren to grow nectar and pollen rich plants, an ‘incredible superhighway’ could be created for local bees to ensure they have what they need to sustain them.
It also encourages children to grow up loving and nurturing an important part of the world.
Schools should email firstname.lastname@example.org to put themselves in with a chance of winning one of the free Bee Friendly Planting Kits and to get more details about the scheme.