Pupils go wild for chance to spy birds
STUDENTS from schools across the town left the warmth of their classrooms to take part in the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch.
It is a national scheme organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds to track different species across the UK and encourage more youngsters to take an interest in our feathered friends.
Leaders from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers spent a fortnight helping schools take part in the annual bird survey.
Among the primary schools that took part were Prestbury, King’s and Rainow Preschool.
During the visit to Prestbury CE Primary, volunteers ran an assembly explaining how we use our senses for birdwatching and year two students Charlotte Jarvis and Nancy Luke, who are both fundraisers for the Macclesfield Big Bird Box Build, received two nestboxes for the school grounds as part of the project. They were also presented with special pin badges and bird books in recognition of their efforts.
Wildlife Explorers group leader, Tina Hanak, said: “This year we have had another fantastic set of birdwatches. Our volunteers have had the warmest of welcomes from staff and students at all of the schools we have visited.
“There’s an incredible amount of enthusiasm for learning more about the wildlife in our immediate environment and this project is a fantastic way to do it.”
For more go to macclesfieldrspb.org.uk
Prestbury birdwatchers on the lookout