RSPB Big School Birdwatch

To link to the RSPB Birdwatch, the children across school have been learning about birds in their Forest School sessions. Through predator and prey games, stalking in the woods to thinking about feeding patterns and camouflage in the woolly worm hunt, we have all had birds on the brain. Finally the week came for the birdwatch itself. The children could use the bird hides built by our Year 6 children, or any other location within the Forest School. They predicted where they needed to position themselves to see certain birds. The children in the morning sessions were shocked at how loud the hedgerow birds could get, yet surprisingly hard to spot. It’s only when they move that you can see them. This year was the first year that we have seen a goldfinch, 2 wrens and more Jackdaws than any previous year. All the results for each session were submitted separately and each class taking part received a certificate from the RSPB. The data that the children gathers helps with the RSPB’s conservation work, monitoring our well-loved birds in the face of the nature and climate crisis.

Principle 2: Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural wooded environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.

Article 28 – We all have the right to a good quality education.

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