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Insect Hotel inauguration

Luxembourg - Tuesday 29th June 2021.

A group of St George’s International School students and staff were delighted to be invited by Her excellency, Fleur Thomas to work on attracting more nature to the British Ambassador’s Residence Gardens. With the UK presidency of the COP26 Climate Change Conference coming up later this year, the British Embassy have been organising their own COP26 campaign #LetzPledge that encourages civil society and industry stakeholders to make personal pledges for the environment.

St George’s Eco committee and the British Embassy have a common goal; to take tangible action for a greener future, with this in mind they have been working closely together over the past months and were proud to unveil the British Ambassador’s very own insect hotel in an intimate inauguration and gift giving ceremony.

During the site visit St George’s Secondary students discussed their knowledge of COP26 with H.E, Ms Thomas and another group of younger students performed an in depth a bio diversity audit, also known as BioBlitz 2021, an initiative co-started by one of St George’s Alumni studying at the Royal Holloway University of London. The BioBlitz helped students to identity a variety of species that live on the Ambassador’s grounds using the app Seek by iNaturalist. 

St George's is a proud member of Eco-Schools #STG_EcoSchool, a global network that empowers students, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment while engaging the wider local community and linking to the school curriculum. More information is available here.

The British Ambassador wrote to the school to thank students and staff for this wonderful initiative, read it here.

 

News links:

RTL - Biodiversitéit an Nohaltegkeet: 3 jonk Schüler bauen Insektenhotel am Gaart vu brittescher Ambassade (RTL)

Recording biodiversity at the British Embassy residence - Delano - Luxembourg in English (Delano)

St George's Insect Hotel Inaugurated at British Ambassador's Residence (chronicle.lu)