Prep School pupils take part in nationwide RSPB initiative
17th February 2016

The Year 5 Rydal Penrhos pupils participated in the Big Schools’ Birdwatch, which is being run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

During the event pupils will be completed bird-related activities including making bird boxes, in addition to viewing and identifying birds in the area.

They made “Bird fat Cakes” and put them out in the hope of attracting more wildlife to the area, before locating and identifying the wide range of different birds than were on show.

The pupils also built a number of bird boxes to encourage small birds to nest in the forest.

Results of their findings will be send 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 with their classes and resources for the activity are provided by the RSPB.

Prep School head Roger McDuff, said: “This is always an event that our pupils really get involved with and it was fantastic to see it being so well received again this year.

“The RSPB do a fantastic job in not only conserving our birds, but also finding fun and interesting ways for children to become more knowledgeable and interested in nature.

“Events like this are important for their future studies and Rydal Penrhos were delighted to take part once again.”

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