Arundel pupils build bug hotel with Chichester University students

Arundel CE Year 2 pupils with WWT's Claire Drew and University of Chichester students

Arundel CE Year 2 pupils with WWT's Claire Drew and University of Chichester students

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A BUTTERFLY-shaped bug hotel was created by school children and university students.

Pupils from Arundel CE School, with help from University of Chichester students, installed the hotel at Arundel Wetland Centre.

The Year 2 children worked with student teachers to design the habitat back in October.

University students Peter Scott, Harry Brown, Will Spence and Tim Noble built the wooden structure in November with help from volunteers at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre.

Earlier this month, children visited the centre to see the finished hotel and fill the large butterfly with woodchip, rock and reeds to provide living quarters for insects.

Claire Drew, learning manager for WWT Arundel Wetland centre, said: “We are pleased to provide experience for future teachers and to have a chance to work with local students to enrich the habitats on our reserve with this project.

“Learning outside the classroom is important for children and this was a fun and creative way to learn about wetlands.”

Donna Jagger, Year 2 teacher at Arundel CE School, said: “This opportunity to learn outside the classroom is a valuable resource and an essential part of their education.

“Learning like this builds memories for the students.

“It is important for them to have an awareness of their local environment and animals and to care for everything that’s around them.”

Anyone who would like more information on the centre’s learning programme can call Claire Drew on 01903 881524.

Information can also be found at www.wwt.org.uk/learn.