Last week, ‘World Bee Day’ was celebrated throughout the school. Here are a couple of insights.

The Yellow Cottage Preschool

All last week we were talking and learning about bees. On Wednesday we celebrated International Bee Day 2021 a day early with a visit from visit from Snow Bragg. Thursday was actually the day. He is a bee keeper with a passion for and incredible knowledge of bees. The children and the staff had so many questions and he had all the answers.

All week we have focused on the importance of bees and the massive impact they have on our planet. Quite simply, we couldn’t survive without them

Bees and other pollinators contribute directly to food security. Did you know that 75% of the world’s crops are pollinated by bees? A third of all the food we eat depends on pollinators and bees are responsible for 20-25% of the world’s coffee production. Honey is just a small but sweet benefit the hard-working bees share with us.

Across the week we have drawn, painted and cooked wonderful things inspired by bees and honey. We have also enjoyed noticing them in our gardens and we have made plans to make sure we plant more flowers to attract the bees.

Years 3 and 4

Students in Years 3 and 4 have been studying bees as one of their Science topics. On ‘World Bee Day’, a few of the students dressed in yellow and black treated us to some insights into how bees affect the world we live in. Later that day, they passionately presented to our Operations Manager, Mr Darren Crowther, a wish list of improvements we could make around the school for bees. They will be helping to plant lavender around the campus in the coming weeks and have offered to lend a hand with weeding as an encouragement to avoid herbicides and pesticides.