An ‘Eco-day’ was held with the Year 8 students of South Dartmoor Academy.
This involved site manager, Andy Shepherd, giving a talk to the students about what ecology is, why it is important, what was found on the particular project and how it effected the construction company.
Following this, the students were tasked with scouting the school premises to find 4 ideal locations to build a ‘Bug Hotel’ and then go ahead and build them.
The Bug Hotels were built by reusing old or unwanted materials from the site, this included, wooden pallets, clay pipes, cut off branches, soil etc.
Once the students return from their summer break, they will monitor the types of wildlife the Bug Hotels have attracted.
This proved to be an extremely successful day, with some very keen and enthusiastic participants.
Entry submitted by Kier Construction
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