BBKA Beacon Schools Mission Statement
BBKA Beacon School status is awarded to those schools who demonstrate sustained best practice in beekeeping and apiculture acting as Centres of Excellence in the provision of on-site school apiaries and bee clubs.
Beacon schools will educate their pupils about the enjoyment and appreciation of beekeeping and increase awareness in young people of the importance of bees and other pollinating insects in the environment, plus sharing their knowledge not only with other schools but also with their local communities.
The aim is to establish a pool of schools with the required knowledge, experience and set up to provide support to others and to demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits to children keeping bees can bring.
Beacon Schools should:
We currently have two Beacon schools; Ashbrow School and Heron Hill School. Both of these schools work closely with the BBKA and have contributed to the ten point framework outlined above as well as working with us to ensure information and support is available for all schools who may be interested in beekeeping. They are a valuable source of advice for other schools who are looking to set up an apiary.
For more information about becoming a Beacon School please contact [email protected]
Primary school on the outskirts of Huddersfield town centre.
Primary School based in Cumbria.