Children from Hamsey Green Primary School in Warlingham visited Churchill Retirement Living’s Greenacres Lodge to take part in this year’s RSPB Big Birdwatch.
Pupils joined forces with retired Owners from the Lodge to turn their eyes to the skies and see what feathered friends visit the development’s landscaped garden. The children learnt how to provide food and shelter for wild birds, as well as how to encourage wildlife into the newly planted garden at the lodge.
The visit was organised by Churchill Retirement Living to coincide with the RSPB’s Big Birdwatch event, which takes place from 28-30 January. The annual survey aims to provide a vital snapshot of the country’s nature by asking members of the public to record the different bird species visiting their gardens and local green spaces, and most importantly, discover if any in particular are thriving or declining in numbers.
Anne Scherrer, Regional Marketing Manager at Churchill Retirement Living, said: “It is always wonderful to see the generations come together and we are pleased to have built a nice community link with Hamsey Green Primary School. The children were absolutely fantastic and were treated to a special talk by our resident gardener too. We hope that learning more about wild birds will inspire them to go out and find out what wildlife they have nesting in their own back gardens.”
Lisa Kirk, Inclusion Leader at Hamsey Green Primary School, said: “We were grateful to Churchill Retirement Living for organising the visit, it was a wonderful opportunity for the children to work with the local community.”
Greenacres Lodge on Limpsfield Road, offers a range of one and two bedroom apartments exclusively designed for the over 60s. The apartments boast spacious rooms throughout and are an ideal combination of design and functionality. The fully fitted, stylish kitchens include a built in fridge and freezer, hob and an oven, which is located at an easy-reach height. All of the properties benefit from illuminated light switches for added convenience. Owners also enjoy ultimate peace of mind from a fitted camera entry system for the highest level of security and a 24 hour emergency call system.
With less to worry about, Owners will have more time to do the things they enjoy, including taking advantage of the host of other benefits which will be on offer including having family or friends to stay in the development’s well-appointed Guest Suite, and enjoying a chat with neighbours, or attending one of the many events, in the Owners’ Lounge. The development is ideally placed to take advantage of the shopping and leisure facilities of Warlingham.
To find out more, please visit the Show Complex, open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, call 01883 787 214.