With British Science Week just around the corner, the RSPB in Manchester are encouraging Early Years and Primary Schools throughout the city centre to take part in special ‘Wild Words’ workshops to celebrate.
British Science Week is a ten-day festival of science, technology, engineering and maths, running from 8-17 March.
Rachel Robinson, RSPB Schools Outreach Officer for Greater Manchester said: “Our Wild Words’ workshop is the perfect opportunity for pupils to engage in British Science Week’s ‘journeys’ theme. The workshop involves pupils travelling on a journey through their school grounds, collecting and observing nature to create a poem or story. Our workshop is also an excellent chance to check off challenges for the ‘activity passport’ for primary school pupils, launched recently by Damian Hinds, Secretary of Education.”
The RSPB are offering a special day rate for schools in central Manchester to get involved in Wild Words. For just £342, experienced, enthusiastic RSPB leaders will visit school for the day and provide workshops across all the year groups. There are six workshops on offer, three for Early Years and three for Primary, that all deliver to the curriculum. When booking the sessions, the day can be tailored to suit the number of classes, school grounds and staff availability.
Rachel added: “Teachers give us great feedback about our outreach. 85% rate their experience as “excellent”, and we’re very proud that we’ve been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge. These are quality sessions with strong curriculum links that will inspire your class to take an interest in nature.”
For more information and to book, visit rspb.org.uk/schoolsoutreachmanchester