Monday 29th September 2014: Christ the King Primary School

As part of the Bollin Valley Partnership’s sustainability week Leaders from Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers visited Year 5 at Christ the King Primary School in Macclesfield.

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 Year 5 were planning to build a Hibernation Hotel – a brilliant overwintering habitat for minibeasts and small animals in the school grounds.

Leaders talked about the work of The RSPB and how we can all help give nature a home in our own gardens. As well as providing food and shelter for wildlife visiting our gardens we also discussed the importance of water.

There was lots of debate about which animals lived in the real example wildlife homes that Leaders brought in.

Pupils designed wildlife homes suitable for woodland creatures – with brilliant ideas for animals as diverse as roe deer, long-eared bats and butterflies.

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The group also made brilliant bug bungalows to take home. Stuffed with hollow stems, leaves and corrugated cardboard they offer lots of opportunities for tiny minibeasts to shelter and overwinter.

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Children will complete their hibernation hotel later in the week.

Leaders would like to thank the class for their warm welcome and enthusiastic participation in our session.

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