Birds of Bowland Project

RSPB with Chatburn school childrenOur joint RSPB/AONB education project has just completed its fourth successful year: this time working with six schools around the edge of the Forest of Bowland.

177 pupils from primary schools in Gisburn, Chatburn, Longridge, Melling and Leck took part in three classroom-based sessions and one farm visit delivered by experienced field teachers from RSPB's Leighton Moss reserve.

Both lesson delivery and teaching resources were designed to be flexible which has meant that, once again, children from Reception age through to Key Stage 2 have been able to get involved. During classroom sessions the children learnt about everything from landscape and habitats to camouflage (check out the fab headgear in the photo!) and migration and the quality of school display work showed the enthusiasm that exists for the project.

Follow the links below to take a look at some of Year 3's wonderful work from Chatburn Primary School:

Bowland Birds (14)
Bowland Bird Migration (11)
Owl Haiku Poem 1 (9)
Owl Haiku Poem 2 (9)
Bird Survey (8)
Bar Chart of Bird Species (9)
Bird Adaptations 1 (9)
Bird Adaptations 2 (8)

Many thanks once again to our very knowledgeable friends at the RSPB for all their hard work; to the staff and pupils from each of this year's participating schools and to Cobble Hey and Laund Farms for making us all so welcome on our field trips.

For futher information contact sandra.silk@lancashire.gov.uk