Team effort to give nature a helping hand

Team members from GRAHAM Construction and North Sea Link, and staff and pupils from Cambois Primary School, are pictured with the bug hotel.
Team members from GRAHAM Construction and North Sea Link, and staff and pupils from Cambois Primary School, are pictured with the bug hotel.

In a bid to give back to nature, two businesses have joined forces with Cambois Primary School to build a bug hotel in its grounds.

Staff from North Sea Link and GRAHAM Construction have been working with pupils to design and build the safe haven feature using leftover building materials like wooden pallets, bricks and roofing tiles and natural materials such as bamboo canes, pine cones and dry leaves.

Designed to benefit at-risk species, including bumblebees and other insects, and animals such as birds and hedgehogs, this is the second bug hotel that GRAHAM has built locally – the first being on the site of the North Sea Link converter station in Cambois where the firm is currently carrying out enabling works.

North Sea Link Interconnector is a joint National Grid and Statnett project to construct an electricity link between Norway and the UK.

Marianne Allan, headteacher at Cambois Primary School, said: “We are delighted that these businesses are taking such an active interest in our school and the children thoroughly enjoyed the day spent with the team from GRAHAM Construction building the bug hotel and learning about the different habitats.”

GRAHAM Construction provided the building materials for the bug hotel and hosted a workshop at the school to teach the children about caring for the environment.

Site agent Grace Rodgers said: “We are always looking for ways to reduce the impact our business has on the environment and to enhance it where possible.

“As part of the site enabling works, we have constructed a bug hotel to encourage biodiversity on site by providing hidey-holes for creatures galore.

“We have also joined up with Cambois Primary School to build another bug hotel to inspire pupils to take an interest in caring for the environment.”