Saffron Walden school gear up for RSPB Big Schools' Birdwatch

PUBLISHED: 09:05 31 January 2010 | UPDATED: 22:08 31 May 2010

Dame Bradbury’s Year Four pupils with their home-made bird feeders and the new stand Picture: SUBMITTED

Dame Bradbury's Year Four pupils with their home-made bird feeders and the new stand Picture: SUBMITTED

UNDETERRED by a little snow on the ground, children at Dame Bradbury s School have been busy getting the school prepared for the RSPB s Big Schools Birdwatch. The Year Four pupils have put up a big bird food stand in the school s wild garden and have ado

UNDETERRED by a little snow on the ground, children at Dame Bradbury's School have been busy getting the school prepared for the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch.

The Year Four pupils have put up a big bird food stand in the school's wild garden and have adorned it with individual, hand-made bird feeders. Last term the children made an 'insect hotel' out of bricks, straw, logs and twigs, to encourage insect life in the garden.

Green Club leader and Year Four teacher, Mrs Brown, said: "Year 4 have made most creative birdfeeders, a re-use project in itself, and the infants have made fat balls laden with fruits and nuts.

"The food will be a great help to the birds in this very cold weather."

The Big Schools' Birdwatch, which started on Monday and runs until February 1, will be run at Dame Bradbury's by Green Club, an after-school club which focuses on ecological and gardening activities.

The RSPB project is part of the world's biggest birdwatch, which also helps scientists to monitor UK bird numbers.

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