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Year 5 use Forest School morning to aid RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch

Year 5 use Forest School morning to aid RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch

A number of Preparatory School pupils lent their support to a nationwide nature initiative.

The Year 5 group at Rydal Penrhos participated in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch, which is run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, as part of their Forest School morning on Wednesday, January 31.

There were a host of activities organised throughout the morning, which began with a birdwatch where a survey was conducted on what they had seen in the forest.

This included a buzzard and more common garden birds such as long-tailed tits, robins, blackbirds and finches.

They also made a birdseed cake and discovered more about what different species eat, in addition to working together in teams to create upcycled bird feeders from plastic bottles.

The session concluded with the group using their imagination and empathy to complete a game, in which they had to collect “Seeds” and so survive the night, without being caught by the “Sparrowhawk”

Results of their findings will now be sent by event organiser and teacher Jude Pyves to the RSPB to be correlated with others from across the country, which helps the charity draw a picture of the health of our bird populations.

Big Schools’ Birdwatch is an educational activity that has been designed to get young pupils’ throughout the UK closer to nature.

Every year, educators from every corner of the UK take part in their classes and resources for the activity are provided by the RSPB.

You can view a full gallery from the morning here

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