Buzz at Worthing High as BBC film report

Year 7 student Aimee Brown being interviewed by Newsround reporter Martin Dougan during a visit to Worthing High School
Year 7 student Aimee Brown being interviewed by Newsround reporter Martin Dougan during a visit to Worthing High School

Worthing High School was a hive of activity when the BBC filmed a report on its involvement in a national bee conservation programme.

Martin Dougan, BBC Newsround reporter came to Worthing High to meet students from the school and Thomas a Becket Infant and Thomas a Becket Junior.

The three schools are working together on the Polli:Nation Project, which aims to protect the dwindling population of Britain’s pollinating insects.

Over a two-hour period, Martin interviewed students, who impressed the reporter with their knowledge of the school’s insect population, and filmed a planting session and pollination game activity.

Karen Hayler, Business Manager at Worthing High, said: “We have been chosen as the lead school in Worthing for the UK-wide Polli:Nation programme.

“The project will involve students from Worthing High, Oakgrove, Thomas a Becket First and Thomas a Becket Junior. We will be transforming our outdoor spaces to become pollinator-friendly habitats, with the support of the national school grounds charity, Learning through Landscapes.”

Asad Khan, a Year 7 student at Worthing High, was interviewed by Martin for the report. Asad said: “It is vital that students and schools get involved in projects like this as promoting pollination friendly habitats is critical for the future.”