Local Children Create A Buzz At Rosewood Place

On Tuesday 5th July, local school children visited Fernham Homes’ development, Rosewood Place in Matfield, Kent, for an exciting ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ workshop. During this fun-filled event the children were joined by local beekeepers from The Weald Branch of the British Beekeepers Association who led an interactive class about bees, hives and the importance of protecting these incredible insects.

The children, from years 5 and 6 of Brenchley and Matfield Primary School attended the Rosewood Place development accompanied by their teachers. The pupils and teachers were joined by two experienced beekeepers from the British Beekeepers Association who gave the children an exciting and memorable lesson all about bees. The Association’s aim is to make a difference by educating people through organising beekeeping experiences, helping those who own beehives and teaching others how to create bee-friendly gardens.

During the event at Rosewood Place, the students were able to take part in a host of captivating activities with the beekeepers, such as learning about where honey comes from, caring for the bees, their hives and their favourite plants, and how to protect them. The children were then able to try on bee suits whilst learning what being a beekeeper involves. Pieces of artwork created by the children prior to the event are being displayed at Rosewood Place, until Sunday 10th July for national ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ day. Fernham Homes made a donation to the British Beekeepers Association in thanks for presenting to the children and to help them continue their positive work.

Jane Mallon, headteacher at Brenchley and Matfield Primary School, comments: “This has been such a fascinating workshop for the children and they have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The beekeepers were wonderfully engaging and the children learnt some very important facts about bees which we will be sharing with the wider school. We were delighted to be invited to Rosewood Place and I think the children will remember this special day for a long time.”

Beth King, Sales Manager at Fernham Homes comments: “At our developments, we aim to create and enhance ecological habitats to protect the wildlife. It was fantastic to organise this event and learn more about what we can do to help. It was lovely to invite the local children to Rosewood Place and we were thrilled to have had the brilliant team from the Weald Branch of the British Beekeepers Association join us to create an unforgettable experience for all involved.”

Each of the school children received a pollinator beebom by Kabloom from Fernham Homes to take home and plant in their garden following the ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ workshop.

Rosewood Place is an exclusive collection of three, four and five bedroom homes situated in the idyllic rural town of Matfield. Enriched with history, culture and a strong community feel, residents at Rosewood Place will find the ideal balance of quintessential village life with excellent travel connections.