‘From the first time we met to initially chat through ideas, I found you to be so welcoming and enthusiastic. It was so refreshing and exciting to talk to people who were so passionate about the environment and the specific B-Lines project but also saw the value and potential in involving others, particularly children. You were keen to listen to the perspective of how things work in schools and how we could build a relationship that would have real impact for all those involved. The workshop days were fantastic. Communication between us has always been excellent. You worked incredibly hard to create sessions that were fun, engaging, informative and memorable and the children loved the time they spent with you. Parents told us that children went home enthusiastically passing on their new found knowledge and asking them to become more bee-friendly at home so you have clearly had a demonstrable on-going impact. Worfield have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of partnering with Buglife and would thoroughly recommend it to other schools or community organisations. Thank you so much again for the opportunity you have provided, it has been brilliant.’
Worfield Endowed CE Primary School
‘Just a note to say thanks to you for you help in delivering the ‘World Bee Day’ event. I heard it went well and the children were really engaged (despite the weather). Maybe we can arrange something again in a few months’ time once the ‘Bug Hotels’ have some activity.’
St George City Limited
‘Eloquent presenters who give a vivid, convincing and entertaining promotion of invertebrate life’
Chris from U3A
“The children loved it and the younger children are so happy with their new area. They keep peering into the bee hotel to see if anyone has moved in.
One pupil went back into class and said to his teacher I have had a wonderful time and the bees now have somewhere to come in school. Another child has told both her teacher and parents that they need to plant flowers to help the bees and butterflies, which will help us”.
Nikki, Headteacher Great Malvern Primary School
“Our children have really enjoyed getting their hands dirty and getting stuck in to clear the flower beds in the playground, they particularly enjoyed planting them up and learning all about which plants are best to attract bees and other bugs. It has started some fantastic conversations with the children about supporting wildlife in other areas of school. A huge thank you to the team for supporting us.
The Year 1 children said:
‘I loved getting doing lots of digging, I learnt how to take plants out of the pot without breaking the roots.’
‘I can’t wait for the bugs and bees to come and visit our garden we have planted special plants so they want to come here.’
‘We worked together to help the bees.'”
Sarah, Head Teacher, Northleigh CE Primary School