Volunteer Leaders began their visit to Horton St. Michael’s with an assembly about Wildlife Explorers and the Top 10 garden birds from the Big Garden Birdwatch 2017. Leaders were impressed when our bird pictures were identified by children in the audience of all ages.
Birdwatchers from Nursery and Hazel class were the first to complete their section of the Birdwatch. Unfortunately this coincided with the start of a very heavy shower of sleet. Luckily there was plenty of shelter and an excellent view point from the school gazebo. Despite the terrible weather we managed to see a woodpigeon and a robin, both seemingly unphased by the downpour.
The last class to take part were Maple class and the weather was much kinder for them. (The sun even peeped out). Children had been making bird food and feeders in preparation for the day’s activities and we could see birds flitting around them in the woods.
Thank you to all the children and staff at Horton St Michael who coped with the chaos of having a tree down across the road and still got organised in time for our assembly.