Young Guardians of the Planet

Ysgol y Castell year 5 have been undertaking an eco project to look after the bees.

I visited Ysgol y Castell earlier this month and gave a talk to two classes in year 5 about bees and how important they are to us and the planet. The students were so keen to do their bit to contribute to a better future that they set up their Bee Bomb Business. The fruits of their hard work produced £250 which they kindly donated to us here at our Woodland Trust helping to keep Coed y Werin a sanctuary for nature.

We talked about the variety of pollinators and their habitats, how they are under threat and how everyone can take small steps to make a positive difference

We tasted some delicious honey my bees produced last year and I explained how the bees had made it. I hope I didn’t put them off this fabulous natural food packed with goodness.

After tasting some of the honey the students each made individual bug hotels from flower pots, dried reeds, twigs, stones and hay.

Thank you Year 5 Ysgol y Castell and a huge thank you to Miss Curran for organising it. We look forward to welcoming you to our woodland, Coed y Werin, soon.