Polli:Nation and The Hive
Back in 2016, we successfully applied to become part of a national pollinator project. (Pollinators are creatures, such as bees and butterflies, that transfer pollen, from flower to flower.)
Entitled Polli:Nation, this National Lottery funded, biodiversity and education project, came with a grant to improve our school grounds for pollinating insects.
The decisions on how to use this grant were led by The Hive. The Hive was our group of student ambassadors, taken from across the school, who developed the grounds to provide shelter and feeding habitat for pollinators. Nearly 70 children took up the role and were identified by pupil designed badges. This group was then responsible for bringing the whole school into the project.
In Autumn 2017, we added some new badges.
The St Alban's Hive became part of Polli:Nation's Super Hive: more information can be found in our video and in the PDF below.