Queensferry High School receives timber donation

Pupils will continue with their wildlife project
Pupils will continue with their wildlife project

Pupils are building homes for Scottish wildlife thanks to the generosity of a building company.

Cala Homes has handed over £400-worth of timber to Queensferry Community High School aiding a project the youngsters are working on.

They are involved in the Sustaining Scotland’s Natural Wildlife project which sees them build bird cages, insect houses, hedgehog homes, butterfly feeders, bird feeders and anything else that provides a home for wildlife in Queensferry over the cold Winter months.

Cala Homes, one of the UK’s biggest home building companies, has a major new-build development in the area and donated the timber to the school’s design and technology department to support the pupils with their project.

Janet Thomas, curricular leader of design and technology at Queensferry High School, said: “We are very grateful for this generous timber donation from Cala.

“As everyone is well aware, project materials can be hard to come by. Thanks to the house builder, the design and technology students are very excited to be able to continue with the project to build safe homes for the wildlife, birds and insects in the local area.

“It is great to see a company like Cala really help the local community in the area where it builds and I’d like to thank them on behalf of the school for their kindness and goodwill.”

The animal homes, feeders and shelters will be used around the community to help as many animals find a warm home this winter as possible.

Brian Johnson, construction director at Cala Homes, said: “Despite the mild autumn we are experiencing, winter will soon start to bite.

“Therefore it is vitally important for the local wildlife to be protected throughout the colder months.

“The school is at the very heart of the local community and it’s fantastic that the pupils are getting involved in such a vital project as this one.

“House building is, of course, at the very centre of what we do at Cala Homes and we are so pleased to be able to contribute to this housing project with a difference.”

CALA East’s Dalmeny Park development recently launched a new phase of one and two bedroom apartments to the market, The housing development also offers four and five

bedroomed detached homes.