Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Nature Detectives at Rushy Common Nature Reserve

The RSPB recently published a report that detailed the lack of connection between children and the natural world. This is something that I am very keen to help to tackle in the project and Class One at Stanton Harcourt CE Primary School were my first official school visiors to Rushy Common Nature Reserve and Tar Lakes. Their topic for this term is 'Nature Detectives' and they readily set to, exploring and finding a wide range of wildlife

They appeared to enjoy every part of the morning whether counting birds outside the bird hide or spiders inside, looking at puffballs or sitting silently for one minute and noting what they could hear around them; a robin, coots and an aeroplane heading for Brize Norton.

 Their work in school afterwards clearly shows how much they got out of the morning and hopefully they will be taking their families back to Tar Lakes for another visit. They didn't seem to mind the rain and were as full of questions at the end as they were at the beginning. I hope that this will be the first of many visits from local schools here.


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