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22 July 2016

Orchard Primary Academy win 2016 Bee Hotel 100 Challenge

- Orchard Primary Academy win 2016 Bee Hotel Challenge
- 15 schools took part in the competition
- The 2016 Bee Hotel 100 Challenge was in association with Syngenta

Huddersfield Town are delighted to announce Orchard Primary Academy as the winners of the 2016 Bee Hotel 100 Challenge in association with Syngenta.

As part of the HTAFC School Partnership scheme, the Club has been running a competition in local schools for children to design a bee friendly habitat where pollinating insects can feed off flowering plants – with a theme of 100 years, celebrating Syngenta’s long-standing heritage of manufacturing in Huddersfield.

15 schools entered the competition and the children have been busy designing their creations since March, click below to see all their designs.

The entries were judged on their uniqueness, overall design and layout, educational value, sustainability, the wow factor, choice of flowering plants and special features.

Designs ranged from blue and white striped plant pots, a Huddersfield Town Hotel, a 100 year themed bee house, ponds, and a range of colourful plants.

HTAFC Ambassador Andy Booth commented:

“I would like to say a huge well done to all our school partners involved in the ‘Bee Hotel 100 Challenge’.

“There were some absolutely fantastic entries and it was so difficult to pick a winner, Orchard Primary’s design had all the elements the judges were looking for, their designs were unique, eye-catching and environmentally friendly!

“I hope all the children enjoyed learning more about the environment through the project and I look forward to seeing as many of them at future Town games as possible. I would also like to thank Syngenta for making the project possible”.

Carl Sykes, Community Partnerships Manager at Syngenta said:

“For the second year running, we’ve seen a great deal of enthusiasm and participation in the Challenge and the children impressed all of the Syngenta judges with their knowledge and understanding around pollinating insects.

“I would like to thank staff from all of the participating school’s for their involvement and I pay tribute to all the children who took on the Challenge, Well done!”

Orchard Primary Academy’s winning entry will be displayed at the Syngenta Public Open Day on Sunday 18 September 2016 for visitors to the site to enjoy; details can be found here

The school will also enjoy a trip to RHS Garden Harlow Carr for an educational workshop, with travel kindly provided by Stotts Coaches.  All schools involved in the project will receive tickets to a HTAFC home game during the 2016/17 season.

For more information on the HTAFC School Partnership supported by Syngenta which is totally FREE to join!

You can still buy 2016/17 Season Cards; just £179 for adults!

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