If you go down to the woods today…

This week, on the Bellinge Campus, we were lucky to be joined by Mrs Hardy and Miss Cooper. Miss Cooper took half of the gardeners off to do the RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch. They braved the cold and spotted several different birds, including black headed gulls and crows. Mrs Hardy and I took the other half of the gardeners into the woods for some bug hunting and a spot of tree climbing. We mainly found slugs and worms, but there were also woodlice and a centipede.

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Schools’ Birdwatch with the RSPB

So we have finally completed our bird watch and submitted our results to the RSPB. In total, an hour of birdwatching was completed on Bellinge Campus. We had to record the highest number of birds we saw at any one time within that hour (to avoid counting the same bird twice). The birds spotted were: blackbirds, wood pigeons, pied wagtails, magpies and black headed gulls. The children are hoping to do lots more bird spotting next term as part of our biodiversity count for our Eco School awards.

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Getting ready for the Big Schools’ Bird Watch

Earlier in the week we decided we would like to take part in the RSPB’s Garden Bird Watch. This is happening all over the country and it is an amazing opportunity to be a part of the RSPB’s amazing work. To help prepare for this, today we placed a bird feeding station outside of our class room with lots of tasty treats for the birds. We are hoping that with this (and all the other bird feeders we have been making in Gardening Club) we will attract lots of birds for when we come to do the Bird Watch. For more information about the Bird Watch please visit: http://www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch/

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