We deliver a variety of environmental education to schools in Bradford District, including both one off sessions and visits and longer term projects
Our main current long term project is Habitat Heroes. It focuses on working with children to create habitat for wildlife in school grounds and using this as an educational resource. It is a joint project between BEES and BCEP and builds on the successful partnership created to deliver the ESchools programme.
BEES can carry out school grounds development.
For example at Newhall Park Primary funding was secured to create a outdoor permaculture area. This included the development of a nature trail, planting of native hedgerows and flowering shrubs, creating a pond, wildflower meadow, bog garden, seating areas, growing beds and planting an orchard of fruit trees.
This was achieved with the BEES volunteer group and pupils from school. Pictures can be viewed in the gallery.
Not only does the permaculture garden provide an invaluable resource for experiential learning by the pupils but adds to the biodiversity of the local area.