Tuesday 13th January 2015: Prestbury Church of England

Our Birdwatch day at Prestbury C of E Primary started with an assembly about the work of The RSPB and the taking part in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch, part of the biggest wildlife survey in the world. During lunch break there was rain and sleet but the weather really brightened up in time for our afternoon birdwatching sessions. We used vantage points around different parts of the school grounds and learned the difference Leaders Mark and Frankie helped the children use their binoculars and focus the telescopes. We saw lots of different birds and we all had chance to learn … Click here for more information…..

Tuesday 13th January 2015: 3rd Wilmslow Brownies

Leaders visited 3rd Wilmslow Brownies to talk about ‘Giving Nature a Home’. To start with the group discussed the varied work ofThe RSPB. Children then matched wild animals and birds to a selection of man-made homes by working out which design features best-suited the lifestyle of the creatures.   All the girls made a bug bungalow, a minibeast habitat for overwintering invertebrates, to take home. We used natural and recycled materials to fill sturdy cardboard tubes with materials that will provide lots of safe havens for tiny creatures. Materials included moss, straw, pine-cones, twigs and even alpaca wool!      … Click here for more information…..

Monday 12th January 2015: Bosley St Marys

Our first Birdwatch of 2015 took place at Bosley St. Marys. In the classroom we discussed how the Birdwatch helps to ‘Give Nature a Home’ by identifying species that are declining so that The RSPB can take conservation action to help them We also talked about how to identify common garden birds the and the specific way we count for the survey. Despite dull, cold weather we still saw a wide range of different species, reflecting the lovely rural location of the school. These included rooks, house sparrows, collared doves and even greylag geese. Children used binoculars and telescopes to … Click here for more information…..