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31 May 2021

The team get back to nature with the help of West Yorkshire schoolchildren

The team get back to nature with the help of West Yorkshire schoolchildren

Caddick Construction undertook its smallest ever build and installation this week – with the help of schoolchildren from Wakefield.

More used to constructing multi-million pound industrial developments or high profile residential schemes, the Caddick team this time supported a Bug Hotel project undertaken by pupils at Crofton Infants School, Wakefield. The children were given the shell of the bug hotel and other materials so they could make up an insect “des-res” to hopefully entice a host of creepy crawlies into taking up residence.

But not to be outdone on green credentials, children from Northowram Primary School, near Halifax, took delivery of two planters from Caddick Construction that had been on its developing Moor Park (Phase 2) site at Mirfield. As part of another Caddick community-led initiative the schoolchildren here are going to use the sizeable planters to create their own vegetable patches for the school’s popular gardening club. Caddick also donated a number of plants to the school to get the children started.

Said Caddick Social Value Manager Debbie Watson: “The team is used to building huge structures over months, sometimes years, so it was a welcome change to “downsize” and help some of the tiniest residents in our local communities. We hope Crofton’s new bug hotel enjoys full occupancy this summer with a wide variety of guests enjoying the facilities!”

She added: “We are also looking forward to seeing what the children at Northowram can grow this summer, we are hoping for a bumper crop to go into the school’s kitchen.”

Bug Hotel image, L2R:

Saxon Firm, aged 5, with four year olds, Oscar Clay, Blaise Breeze, and Archie Lodge.

Plants Photo, L2R:

Maria, Florence, Harris, Peter, and Joshua from Northowram School 

 

 

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