Happy Habitats in Winchester

Osborne partnered with Winchester City Council for a special environmental project with the pupils of Winnall Primary School. Together, the Osborne team and the young people of Winnall Primary School created a selection of bird, bug, and hedgehog habitats.

In attendance were Cllr John Tippett-Cooper, Cllr Kathleen Becker and Cllr Paula Ferguson as well as volunteers from the local University Hub in Winchester who provided a welcomed helping hand.  Josh and Spencer, our Operatives donated their time to help the children with this project.

Whilst creating the happy habitats, the students got hands-on supervised experience using tape measures, drills and assembling flat-packed boxes. The finished products were something all the students should be very proud of and will continue to enjoy as they will be placed in their school garden, contributing the schools ‘Landscape Strategy’.  Most of the resources used were waste materials, making the project not only good for local nature inhabitants but the environment too.

Our supply chain partner Jewson’s were pleased to get involved and kindly donated resources to help with the project. We would also like to thank CEF for their donation of small drills for the children to use.

Winnall Primary School Headteacher, Alison: ‘Thank you to you and your team for a fantastic day with the birdbox building. The whole activity was extremely well planned from start to finish – pupils were engaged, they were encouraged to problem solve, work together, and learn new skills. The adults who worked with them taught them well and everyone was very proud of the finished results – which went far beyond our expectations!’

 Student feedback:

“It was great fun learning to use the drill”

“I had a fantastic day”

“It was great fun”

“I really enjoyed making a bird box”

“Thank you, Osborne, and everyone who came to our school”