Norwich MP gets down with nature at primary school

Diane Church

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Norwich MP Chloe Smith helps Year One pupils hunt for minibeasts in their schools grounds as part of RSPB environmental learning session.

Norwich MP Chloe Smith visited Heather Avenue Infant School yesterday (Tuesday 18 September) to meet with pupils and take part in an RSPB environmental learning programme. During the visit, Chloe Smith MP helped Year One pupils hunt for minibeasts in their schools grounds. 

Chloe Smith MP said: “The RSPB does important work in protecting our local wildlife. The outdoor learning session is important for young people to be able to take part in, to understand how they can help protect our urban wildlife in the city.”

RSPB Schools Outreach Project Officer Clare Whitelegg, said: “Research shows that outdoor learning has many benefits for children in terms of their learning, social skills, health and well-being. We are proud that through our outreach programme we have been able to bring outdoor learning experiences to so many children in Norwich and the surrounding area. Heather Avenue Infant School uses our Bioblitz session to enrich their curriculum topic on minibeasts and it is brilliant to see how much the children benefit from the experience”.

Heather Avenue Infant School class teacher Laura Anderson added: “The RSPB has visited our school for the last three years hosting a mini beast hunt around our school grounds. It was an amazing day once again. It is always one of the highlights of our year.”

For the last three years, the RSPB’s outdoor learning programme has been delivered across Britain in partnership with the discount supermarket Aldi. 

Heather Avenue Infant School is part of the Wensum Trust.

If your school would like to take part in RSPB’s school outreach programme or you are interested in becoming a school outreach volunteer, contact Clare Whitelegg at: or on 01603 697580

Last Updated: Wednesday 17 July 2019

Tagged with: Country: England Topic: Education Topic: Teaching Topic: Youth