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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: You can still take part!

    It's the start of the second week of the Big Schools' Birdwatch , and here's ten good reasons for you still to take part... You can request your fabulous free resource pack right up until the 01 February The snow has (mostly) all gone, so this will hopefully encourage more birds...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: The Big Schools’ Birdwatch group is moving

    Exciting news! We are pleased to announce that the Big Schools’ Birdwatch group is moving, to be part of a bigger and better RSPB ‘Learning’ group! From 1 September, the new group will be active and you’ll be able to read regular blog posts from RSPB education and youth staff...
  • Blog Post: 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'...
  • Blog Post: We're on ITV Daybreak!

    It's here! You might have seen Houghton Primary School and the RSPB on ITV Daybreak this morning taking part in Big Schools' Birdwatch. We hope this will be one of thousands of school taking part in our 10th birthday celebrations over the coming fortnight. You can watch Houghton Primary...
  • Blog Post: Big Schools' Birdwatch resource packs are available now

    Our great resource packs for the Big Schools Birdwatch 2013 are available now, and if you have already registered there will be one winging its way to you in the post. The Big Schools' Birdwatch is a great activity to enable the young people in your school or group to step up for nature . The...
  • Blog Post: What are your Big Schools' Birdwatch plans?

    We'd love to hear what you are planning for your Big Schools' Birdwatch in January. The event is fast approaching now, and we're sending lots of packs out to schools who have registered. If you haven't registered yet, you can do so here . Maybe your class is going to build a bird...
  • Blog Post: Ideas for your Big Schools' Birdwatch

    Here are a few ideas you can do to prepare for Big Schools' Birdwatch (it starts next week!) This year there is a new book which you can buy to help you with your Birdwatch. It's called The Big RSPB Birdwatch . The book is aimed at children and can be a useful resource for identifying birds;...
  • Blog Post: Don't forget to register for Big Schools' Birdwatch 2013!

    There's still time to request your FREE resource pack for the upcoming Big Schools' Birdwatch, the event starts on 21 Jan and runs for two weeks, so it's up to you when you take part. If you've never heard of the Birdwatch before, then to put it simply, it's a great practical activity...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Don't forget to register for your Big Schools' Birdwatch pack

    What a brilliant response we've had from people requesting packs! We couldn't have predicted how popular the Birdwatch would be this year - it just goes to show how many people care about the wildlife outside their window, and wanting to pass that on to the young people in your care is the most...
  • Blog Post: There's still time to take part!

    If you've only just heard about Big Schools' Birdwatch for one reason or another, then don't worry as there is still time for you to register for a pack. Follow this link to register, and enter your postal details to get a pack. The registration field will be open until early Monday 30th...
  • Blog Post: Are you getting ready for Big Schools' Birdwatch?

    There's one week to go until young people all over the country will be getting outside and counting the birds visiting their school grounds or local park by taking part in Big Schools' Birdwatch . The chances are that you will be taking part in it too if you are reading this blog - if so please...
  • Blog Post: We had a lovely time...

    We're receiving some lovely feedback from you all confirming you're enjoying another Big Schools' Birdwatch. Here are some kind words from a primary school teacher in Manchester... 'We had a lovely time yesterday. We spotted birds in our school grounds and the children loved getting out...
  • Blog Post: A Bird Feeding Garden

    This is the second of two blogs featuring RSPB Mersehead by Juliet Robertson. A trained primary school teacher and former head teacher, Juliet Robertson is one of Scotland’s leading education consultants in the field of outdoor learning. She is passionate about enabling schools and early years...