Burbage Environmental Education Society

Volunteers are invited to BEES to conserve our school grounds as a haven for wildlife and to learn how we can play our part in caring for our planet.

POND DAY – 18th JANUARY 2015 – 10:00 to 2:00

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help with the pond. Hopefully the above date is convenient for you. As well as sorting the pond, we may have enough of us to tackle some other jobs: digging over the raised beds; spreading compost; fixing the water buts, chopping up the old compost bins; creosote the sheds. Thanks again – see you on the 18th.


Sadly, there were no volunteers to work on the pond at the end of November so the pond is still in a very bad state. The pond is an invaluable habitat for the Burbage area and a fantastic resource for education. Mr Rhode has spent hours on the path and decking to make the pond accessible but the pond itself needs urgent work to clear out the overgrown reeds. We will lose this habitat if work is not done this winter. Please help! If you are free any weekend in January or February, please can you contact the office with the times and dates you would be free to help.

Many thanks.

Donna Hawkins.

BEES End of Term Celebrations

Thank You

Thank you so much to the 7 adults and 5 children who braved the horrendous rain to help in the school grounds today. We built the new shed, tidied up the willow tunnel and shifted a lorry load of bark up to the paths around the pond. It was a great day’s work and we enjoyed drying out around the BBQ!

There is still a long list of jobs to do, so if I promise to do this on a day when the sun is shining, please can we have some more volunteers?

Proposed Groundswork days for volunteers…

TUESDAY 17th June 2014 – 3.30 to 7.30 then I’ll fire up the BBQ again for tea.

SUNDAY 30th November 2014 – 10.30 to 3.30 for work on the pond. It is really overgrown and looking short of water. This is a job that has to be done over winter. More details sent in letter with children. Please leave a message in the office if you can help.