For the past few weeks Arc School Napton have been taking part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. The Big Birdwatch is a time to help children get closer to nature, learn about the birds in their local environment and know how to identify common species of bird.
Counting different types of birds is very important. It means the bird population can be monitored, and if there is a dip in the number of certain birds, the RSPB can investigate why. Birds need food all year round, and in the winter it can be harder for them to find it.
The time spent in Forest School the past few weeks has allowed the children to make bird feeders out of pine cones and using plastic cups. They were able to put them up outside of the classrooms and observe all the birds that arrived to eat the seeds.