The children of Hanover Street School, who were aged 6-8 when they did their project, learned why bees are important to us for the pollination of so many plant species including our food crops. They became very enthusiastic about protecting bees and made their own fantastic bee houses. They also wrote letters to their local MP, Kirsty Blackman and to the First Minister of Scotland, asking them to support a ban on neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide which has been linked to serious harm in bees. It was brilliant to see how interested all the children had become in bees and how passionate they were about protecting them. The children of Hanover Street School have shown that they have a voice and that they need to be heard.