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11 March 2015

New Huddersfield Town Partnership launches ‘The Bee Hotel Challenge’

Syngenta and the Royal Horticultural Society have teamed up with Huddersfield Town to launch a project inviting primary schools to build their own Blue and White Hotel – for Bees! 
Pioneered by the Club, Syngenta and the Royal Horticultural Society, the project will task local primary schools with designing and creating a Bee friendly habitat where pollinating insects can feed off flowering plants – with a theme of blue and white flowers!
To launch the new scheme – named ‘The Bee Hotel Challenge’ – Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth; Carl Sykes, Community Partnership Manager at Syngenta and Libby Goodacre, RHS Regional Development Manager visited school partner Christchurch Academy to meet some of the local youngsters that will take part.  

Backed by Syngenta and the Royal Horticultural Society, Huddersfield Town will contact local schools about the project over the coming weeks, supplying flowering plant seeds and educational resources to get them started.

At the end of the project when the school year finishes for the summer, the partners will choose one school as the winner.  The winning entry will be displayed at PPG Canalside, the HTAFC training ground. Prizes include a trip to RHS Garden Harlow Carr for an educational workshop and complimentary tickets for HTAFC match. 

Town legend Boothy explained: “Outdoor activities involving school gardens are increasingly more commonplace and we’re delighted we can use the Club’s contacts within schools to help get ‘The Bee Hotel Challenge’ off the ground.

“This will be a superb, interactive way to help children learn about an importance of growing plants and I hope lots of schools are swarming to get involved!

Carl Sykes, Community Partnerships Manager at Syngenta, said: “We’re a world leader in seeds and crop protection and through our Company’s Good Growth Plan, we are committed to helping people learn about the vital role that plants play in society. Our business understands the importance of pollinator’s to the sustainability of plants and this project is an exciting way to help children learn about that too.”

Libby Goodacre, RHS Regional Development Manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be helping school children learn about pollinator’s through the Bee Hotel challenge. The RHS is very active in education and this project is another example of how we support schools locally.”

If you would like more information on the project and becoming a school partner please contact

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