Leaders from Macclesfield RSPB have helped organise five weeks of ‘Birdwatching Academy’ sessions for a group of pupils from two local primary schools: Pott Shrigley and St John’s in Bollington.
The young birwatchers took part in a session that introduced them to the best ways to approach identifying common garden birds and a number of field trips to local birdwatching sites.
As a reflection of the way birds fit into wider natural ecosystems students also learned about a variety of homes for wildlife and then made their own bug bungalows to take home.
With expert guidance from volunteers and RSPB staff the children went to Alderley Park to watch water birds, travelled to the RSPB reserve at Coombes Valley and finally to local beauty spot Teggs Nose Country Park.
Thank you to all the volunteers who made this programme possible, helping to inspire the next generation to care for wild birds.