Buzzing! Redrow helps local children in Stratford-upon-Avon protect the bees
We celebrated National Bee Day by inviting children from Quinton Primary School to take part in a ‘bee-saving’ class to help make Stratford-upon-Avon a more bee friendly town.
The interactive ‘bee saving’ class saw pupils from the school council enjoy a special session with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in the gardens of the show homes at Poets Grange.
The session included a range of interactive games and visual aids which helped to highlight the various species of bees and their contributions to the ecosystem - with a focus on educating and inspiring the youngsters on the value and importance of bees and their impact on the environment.
Elaine Cartwright, Sales Director for Midlands, said:“Helping to tackle the climate emergency is a key priority for Redrow Midlands. We want to do our part, which is why we’ve invited local children to come and take part in an educational bee-saving class to help make Stratford-upon-Avon a more bee-friendly neighbourhood.
“We enjoyed welcoming the children and educating ourselves more about our buzzing neighbours with the younger generation.”
Mrs Hopkins, Associate Head Teacher at Quinton Primary School, said:“Here at Quinton Primary School, we love to encourage our pupils to learn more about how to better look after the world around them. The school council organise events to raise funds to improve biodiversity at our school, and the bee-saving class enabled our council to learn more about this. It was a great session and the pupils from the school council enjoyed it thoroughly.
“Thank you to Redrow Midlands for inviting us to take part. We’re looking forward to putting our new bee-friendly knowledge into practice.”
With the climate crisis causing changes in seasonal weather, each year many bees are finding it harder to find food and a place to nest – with 13 bee species having become extinct since 1900 and a further 35 on the threatened species list*.
Our biodiversity strategy, which was created in partnership with The Wildlife Trust, seeks to put the natural environment at the heart of its developments and the lives of the people who live there – which includes helping bees settle into newly built environments.
The strategy includes a net gain approach to biodiversity; ensuring every development has green space or landscaped communal areas where wildlife can flourish. Developments may feature green routes for walking and cycling, newly created orchards or meadows, and wetland areas like ponds and swales.
We’re committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and has set ambitious interim targets for both our direct and indirect emissions to help limit global warming to 1.5°C.
We’re building new homes at Poets Grange. Located five miles south of the historic Stratford-upon-Avon, the development is part of the wider Meon Vale scheme which will feature a leisure hub, sports pitches and plenty of public open space once complete. Add in the great transport links to Warwick, Worcester, and Birmingham, combined with all the cultural heritage and charm of Shakespeare's birthplace, and you have the ideal location to settle down and raise a family.