For this year's Global Campus’ Global Challenge, Nord Anglia Education challenged each school to find a solution for a local problem. As a school we decided to try and help support the declining bee population. Since Christmas the whole school has been a 'hive' of activity. Children have prepared posters, presentations and films highlighting the plight of bees. They have replaced some of the lawns within the school grounds with wild flowers and have had the opportunity to take seeds home to create their own wild flower garden.
This year's challenge culminated in a visit from a local bee keeper. Mme Mermoud taught the children about bee keeping and how hives function. Classes had the opportunity to taste honey, study bees under a microscope, look at examples of different bee homes and find the queen bee in a special glass hive. The workshop was fascinating and the children had many interesting questions.
All of our efforts have been documented in a film and will now be sent to Nord Anglia for judging against other schools.