Students at Stowmarket High build bat boxes and hedgehog hotels to benefit local wildlife

The whole group were invited to the site last week to see the products of their hard work. Picture:

The whole group were invited to the site last week to see the products of their hard work. Picture: STOWMARKET HIGH - Credit: Archant

Children at a Stowmarket school took part in a special community project last week to benefit the local environment.

The students made two compost bins, eight bat boxes, four hedgehog hotels and two butterfly houses.

The students made two compost bins, eight bat boxes, four hedgehog hotels and two butterfly houses. Picture: STOWMARKET HIGH - Credit: Archant

The Year 10 engineering group at Stowmarket High were asked to produce two compost bins and a variety of animal homes for a new 22 one-bedroom apartment block, built by Needham Market-based company Mixbrow Construction.

As part of their sustainability drive, Mixbrow Construction asked the school to be involved with the community project that would limit the project’s environmental impact and also benefit local wildlife.

The students designed and made two compost bins, eight bat boxes, four hedgehog hotels and two butterfly houses.

Claire Foreman, business development manager, and Simon Metcalfe, site manager, said they were very pleased with the animal homes and were extremely grateful for the hard work and effort put in by the engineering group.


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