The pupils were tasked with creating the
beautiful wildlife boxes following a talk by local housebuilder Tilia Homes,
which visited the school to educate the children about ecology and what
housebuilders like Tilia Homes do to ensure wildlife have a safe space when
they build new developments.
The children’s bird boxes took the shape
of a Lighthouse – the school’s emblem - and these now sit proudly in the school
allotment and the children’s own homes, ensuring birds in their garden also
have a place to nest.
Lisa Deadman, Head of Customer Service
at Tilia Homes, said: “It was lovely to visit Oreston Community Academy to
speak to the children all about the importance of local wildlife, and why at
Tilia Homes we really value local ecology and put steps in place to ensure
birds and other wildlife are able to make their home on our development too.
The children wowed me with their creativity, and all of their bird boxes are
beautifully vibrant and will hopefully attract many birds for years to come.”
Esther Best, Headteacher at Oreston
Community Academy, adds: “The children thoroughly enjoyed this project that
enriched their curriculum a great deal encompassing the values of Oreston
Community Academy. Working with a local business whilst also supporting our
local wildlife is something that the children gained a great deal from.”
Tilia Homes has a number of developments
across the South West of England, including The Langfords in Wrangaton, just 15
minutes from Plymouth. The development features a stunning collection of two,
three and four bedroom homes set amongst the spectacular Dartmoor landscape.
For further information, visit www.tiliahomes.co.uk.