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Something To Prize
On a sunny Glasgow morning last week, a new friendship was formed between RSPB and one of Scotland’s most urban schools. The Glasgow Academy were winners of the prize draw which took place as part of the Big Schools Birdwatch 2013 , and invited RSPB along to speak about the Big Schools Birdwatch...
3 Jun 2013
A snowy start to Big Schools' Birdwatch 2013
The Big Schools' Birdwatch is finally here! This is amazing weather for it, as most birds will be eagerly looking for food. If you've been putting food out in your school for a while now, you may have noticed the repeat visits from your local birds, please remember to check there is no snow obstructing...
21 Jan 2013
Birdwatching ideas for 7 years and younger
Many of you will be getting ready for Big Schools' Birdwatch , did you know we have a special resource pack designed for Early Years called Little Schools' Birdwatch? The contents of the pack differs to the main Big Schools' pack as it contains resources targeted to younger children, including...
7 Jan 2013
More ideas for your Big Schools' Birdwatch
Many of you will be after some new ideas for your Birdwatch this year, or maybe it's your first time participating in the activity? Either way these two ideas might help with your planning. If you missed it, don't forget to check out my previous blog for guidance on how to make an Orange Birdfeeder...
11 Dec 2012
Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012 results are in...
It's been another bumper year for Big Schools' Birdwatch with nearly 90,000 schoolchildren and teachers taking part. Almost 3,000 classes from over 2,000 schools across the UK spent an hour watching and recording the birds that visited their school grounds. Find out a bit more about who made...
23 Mar 2012
Inspired to find out more about birds?
If your class or group enjoyed counting birds for the Big Schools Birdwatch try extending their learning and interest even further by finding out about bird behaviour and bird song. This months RSPB WildSquare survey is all about listening out for common (and easily recognisable) bird song and bird calls...
3 Feb 2012
The last day of Big Schools' Birdwatching
Today is the last official day to count the birds in your school grounds! Don't worry if you've only just found out and requested a pack as we don't mind if you do your Birdwatch a little late, as long as the results are submitted to us by the 12th February. We hope you've enjoyed...
30 Jan 2012
How is your Big Schools' Birdwatch going?
We're half way through the Birdwatch now, and it's been our most exciting one so far! As well as lots of people getting involved, and registering for our resource packs, we've had an amazing amount of media coverage. We've been on the Alan Titchmarsh show, and were also featured on Newsround...
23 Jan 2012
Free online games and resources to help with your Birdwatch
As well as all great resources you received in your pack the RSPB also has some other online offerings up our sleeve. Try Rooks Binocular BirdWatch . This will help the children in your class or group to practice what they've learnt about garden bird recognition before they go outside for the real...
18 Jan 2012
RSPB Kelvingrove: Glasgow’s schoolchildren get creative
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland. Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all...
13 Jan 2012
Happy Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012!
Happy New Year everyone! I should think you'll be nice and relaxed after the Christmas holidays, and looking for something to really get your students or group exited about. Well, look no further! Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012 is nearly upon us at last, and the good news is that there is...
3 Jan 2012
RSPB Scotland’s “Christmas Tweats” goes down a storm
Last week RSPB Scotland hosted “Christmas Tweats”, a well-attended CPD (continuous professional development) event at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The event focused on how teachers and their classes can get school grounds wildlife-friendly ready for Christmas. Teachers enjoyed...
12 Dec 2011
Resources for schools are important
“How much of your budget is wasted on making these packs when a local library could provide up to date nature books instead?” An interesting response posted on twitter earlier this week, regarding the free Big Schools’ Birdwatch resources we provide for schools and clubs. Whilst...
23 Sep 2011
Big Schools' Birdwatch is back!
It’s that time of year again! We’ve just opened our Big Schools' Birdwatch 2012 web pages for you to have a look at, and to register for next year’s event. What is Big Schools' Birdwatch? I’m sure many of you visiting this blog may not have heard of the Big Schools'...
21 Sep 2011
Children want more nature know-how
Last year the RSPB showed the wide range of benefits to children of them having contact with nature. Our ‘Every Child Outdoors’ report brought together lots of research on the positive impacts on children’s learning, physical and mental health, and development of interpersonal skills...
20 Sep 2011
great excitement was had...
Another lovely piece of feedback, this time from a school in Co. Tyrone... 'We had great fun watching the birds. Preparing before hand all our yummy food for them - making our own bird feeders!! Our birds loved them. Great excitement was had by all our boys and girls. Using our very own playgroup...
4 Feb 2011
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