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12 May 2016

Community initiative will return in 2016/17

- The Bee Hotel Challenge returns in 2016/17
- HTAFC teaming up with Syngenta on this initiative
- Local schools challenged to build a 'Bee Hotel'

Syngenta is celebrating 100 years of manufacturing in Huddersfield by teaming up with Town to bring back the Bee Hotel Challenge!
For the second year running, primary schools are being challenged to build a Bee Hotel in a project connected with Syngenta’s association with Town’s School Partnership scheme.
The project will task local primaries with designing and creating a flowering habitat where pollinating insects can feed off flowering plants – with a theme of 100 years to celebrate Syngenta’s history!
Huddersfield Town will contact local schools about the project over the coming weeks and will deliver flowering plant seeds to the schools to help get them under way.
And when the school year finishes for the summer, Huddersfield Town and Syngenta will pick one school as the winner.
To launch the project, this year named ‘The Bee Hotel 100 Challenge’, Town’s Club Ambassador Andy Booth met Diane Schalge from Syngenta at PPG Canalside; they are pictured above.
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 100 Challenge’ off the ground once again.
“This will be a superb, interactive way to help children learn about an important aspect of biodiversity and I hope lots of schools are swarming to get involved.”
Diane Schalge of Syngenta added:
“I took part in the judging last year and the entries were fabulous. It’s a fantastic way for children to learn about the importance of pollinating insects and we are delighted to be able to bring the challenge to schools again this year.”
Winning entries will have a school day out at the RHS Harlow Gardens in Harrogate and runners up will get to see a Huddersfield Town home match in the new season.
If you would like more information on the project and becoming a school partner please contact

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