When a swarm of bees descended on our school, the teachers' first reaction was concern. Some were afraid they would have to close the school. But what struck Mr Baker was how calm the pupils were – and how fascinated.
A bee catcher was called in to collect the uninvited swarm. But Mr Baker was sufficiently intrigued by the children's reaction so arranged for himself and two members of his staff to go on a beekeeping course.
In April 2009, the school got its own hive and was officially opened by Nick Raynsford MP. Many of the children and staff are now trained in beekeeping.