September 28th, 2016

St Bede’s pupils build Bromsgrove ducks a new house for the winter

St Bede’s pupils build Bromsgrove ducks a new house for the winter St Bede’s pupils build Bromsgrove ducks a new house for the winter
Updated: 10:53 am, Dec 18, 2015

BROMSGROVE ducks have been given a new home to keep them warm this winter thanks to a school in Redditch.

Students from St Bede’s Catholic Middle School built the new duck house as part of an extra curricular technology project thanks to head of the department, Luke Twigg.

The birds were living in a ten-year-old disintergrated home on a balancing pond on the Oakalls estate and, after Coun Caroline Spencer’s attempts to find a carpenter to make the new house failed, Mr Twigg received a call from a residents to see if he could help.

Liam Oakland, Jamie Thomas, Dylan Rees, Daniel Beardshaw, Rhiannon Finn and Ruth Dolan all took part in the build and the ducks have now taken up residence in their new home.

Jamie said: “It was a great project to work on. On the ramp which leads to the door of the duck house we engraved a message which stated it was made by pupils from St Bede’s – this lettering also offers grip for the ducks to get in.”

Mr twigg said: “The students had many issues to consider beyond the build process itself.

“The project also helped the children realise that technology has a real place in their living environment rather than it being an abstract notion taught only in schools.

“The children all felt very proud of their achievement when the duck house was finally floated on the pond.”

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