Buzzing! Redrow helps local children protect the boys
We celebrated National Bee Day in the South Midlands by inviting children from Kingsthorpe Grove Primary School to take part in a ‘bee-saving’ class to help make Northampton a more bee friendly town.
The interactive ‘bee saving’ class saw local pupils enjoy a special session with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust in the gardens of the show homes at Kingsland Park.
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 young children on the value and importance of bees and their impact on the environment.
Suzanne Irons, Sales Director for South Midlands, said:“Helping to tackle the climate emergency is a key priority for Redrow South 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 Northampton a more bee-friendly neighbourhood.
“We enjoyed welcoming the children and educating ourselves more about our buzzing neighbours with the younger generation.”
Fiona Lo, School Teacher at Kingsthorpe Grove Primary School, said:“Here at Kingsthorpe Grove, we love to encourage our pupils to learn more about how to better look after the world around them. We all had a great day taking part in the bee-saving class – it was a great session and the children enjoyed it thoroughly.
“Thank you to Redrow South Midlands for inviting us to take part. We’d love to come back and learn more about the environment in the future.”
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 our 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 have set ambitious interim targets for both our direct and indirect emissions to help limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Located in the affluent area of Spinney Hill and just a short drive away from Northampton and the M1, Kingsland Park is ideal for first-time buyers and growing families alike. Featuring three and four-bedroom homes, the development is just a stone’s throw away from a number of high-quality schools and only 70 miles away from Central London.