On Monday the Lower School, dressed for the occasion in their wildlife-themed outfits, took part in a Science activity morning with conservation in mind.

The Form 1 pupils made bird feeders out of seeds and lard, ready to hang up in their gardens. They also enjoyed painting an array of ‘insect hotels’ for invertebrates such as bees and ladybirds.

Form 2 built bird boxes and feeders and came up with some colourful designs to paint on them.

The children then went on a nature trail around our lovely school grounds, finding objects of interest along the way and identifying trees, insects and mammals’ homes as they went.

Finally, a big clear-up of the school involved pupils donning gloves and a ‘picker’ to tally-up how many pieces of litter they could find in all corners of the school. A staggering 2347 pieces were found! This figure counts towards Dave Cornthwaite’s ‘Waterbike Collective’ – he wants to collect 1,000,000 pieces of litter in total as part of his ‘Say Yes More’ initiative.

We hope that the children have been inspired to keep our wildlife safe and to help to look after our environment, while having fun at the same time!