Monday 27th June 2022

Kids create bug hotels for our sustainability project 

Children in Primary 4 at Maidenhill Primary have been busy designing and creating their own bug hotels as part of a sustainability challenge set by our Westfield Gardens development at Maidenhill to encourage more wildlife into private gardens.

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Making sustainability fun

The children were invited to take part in a competition to design their own bug hotel following a visit to the housebuilder’s development nearby where a bug hotel has recently been installed.   The children completed a range of lessons learning about bugs including field trips across the development to discover what types of bugs live on their doorstep in Maidenhill, as well as creating their designs for a bug hotel before collecting materials to bring their designs to life!

Our local sustainability champion, Maya Calvert, chose her favourite two designs from each class on a recent visit to Maidenhill Primary.   Based on their detailed bug hotel designs, the winners – Murray, Charlotte, Oliver and Gurleen - were awarded with National Book Tokens. 
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Community creativity

As part of this project, every child also received a copy of Taylor Wimpey’s Ecotastic Activity book which is designed to help children find out fun facts about the environment, while also discovering some interesting ways that we are making our new homes and developments more sustainable too.

Our West Scotland sustainability champion, Maya Calvert, said: “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to work with local communities near our developments, so we were delighted when Primary 4 at Maidenhill Primary agreed to take part in our bug hotel design competition.  

Sustainability school visit Maidenhill Newton Mearns