News Article
There’s a buzz in the air
15th Feb 2011

There has been much excitement surrounding the first honey harvest from the All Hallows School bee hives. The harvest is an exciting stage in a superb project which has captivated staff and pupils, providing some fantastic learning opportunities across the curriculum. The idea began as a spin off from Forest School sessions designed to increase children’s understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the natural environment. Under the dedicated leadership of teacher Matthew Cocks, pupils have been heavily involved in the bee keeping process. Max Ryder (Year 7), now chief bee keeper, has been involved in the project from the beginning and is delighted with the fantastic 27lbs of honey that have been harvested to date. He is now busy helping the bees prepare for winter by feeding them syrup, which they can store and eat during the colder months, ensuring the supply of honey continues to meet the growing demands of the dining room and staff room!