Local school children help make retirement garden a wildlife haven

Year 2 children from St Thomas More School in Berkhamsted became budding wildlife enthusiasts this week after visiting Churchill Retirement Living’s Sheldon Lodge development.

The children were invited by the Lodge to help make its garden more wildlife friendly by adding a selection of bird feeders, bug homes and hedgehog hotels to the development on the High Street. They were assisted by some of the Lodge’s Owners who were on hand to explain about the different wildlife living in the garden. 

Sheldon Lodge wildlife childrenAnne-Marie Russell, teacher at St Thomas More School, said: “The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Sheldon Lodge and were fascinated as the Owners explained all about the different birds and bugs in the garden. It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to pop on their wellies and enjoy the outdoors - thankfully the rain held off for us as well!

“Churchill Retirement Living has also kindly given us a selection of bird feeders to add to our own garden at the school, which the children can’t wait to hang up so they can watch the birds from their classroom.”

Yvette Christy, Marketing Executive at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “We were delighted to host the children from St Thomas More Primary School and were grateful for their help in making our Sheldon Lodge garden somewhere really special for wildlife. The children were absolutely fantastic and we look forward to inviting them back later in the summer to see how their project is developing.” Sheldon Lodge schoolchildren wildlife

Sheldon Lodge is a stylish collection of 48 one and two bedroom privately-owned retirement apartments. Each apartment has been designed exclusively for those in their retirement years and has a number of safety and security features, such as a 24 hour emergency call line and a video entry system, for complete peace of mind.

The development is set in landscaped grounds in a central location, just a short distance from public transport links, shops and all the local amenities on offer in Berkhamsted.

Prices at Sheldon Lodge start from £371,950 for a one–bedroom apartment and £532,950 for a two-bedroom apartment. For further information about the Lodge, please call 01442 330 710 or click here. 


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