16th January 2018: Ivy Bank Primary Big Schools Birdwatch

Intrepid birdwatchers in Year One at Ivy Bank defied the weather forecast (and a few showers of sleet) to contribute to The RSPB’s Big School Birdwatch. The morning’s sessions started in the classroom with and introduction to the world of Wildlife Explorers. Each class built a ‘wildlife explorer’ with key items of equipment: binoculars, magnifying glass, pond net, ID book and of course a Wildlife Explorers T-shirt! The children learned about all the different activities wildlife explorers get involved in with the help of some volunteers! Students also had fun identifying the Top 10 Cheshire Garden birds – great practice … Click here for more information…..

15th January 2018: Rainow Primary Big Schools Birdwatch

The first Birdwatch of the Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers’ Big School Birdwatch campaign was Rainow Primary School. Volunteers have been visiting the school each January to help with the Birdwatch for more than 10 years and have recorded interesting changes in the birds that visit the school. The 2018 session started with an introduction explaining how wildlife explorers learn about nature and the environment. The class then identified the Top 10 Garden Birds in Cheshire (from the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch 2017). Leaders were really impressed by the excellent bird identification knowledge of the class. The class split into two … Click here for more information…..

Mar 2015: Donate Stamps to Help the Albatrosses

The work of Macclesfield RSPB Wildlife Explorers and The Macclesfield RSPB Local Group collecting stamps to help vital international conservation work protecting Albatrosses has been given a boost by a local school. Pupils at Bosley St.Marys Primary School have been collecting used stamps thanks to the hard work of Recycling Officers Oliver Carter and Sam Brunt. The RSPB hopes to stamp out albatross deaths by converting used postage stamps into cash. Each loose stamp has a small value, but in large quantities they’re still valuable. The RSPB can also convert donations of stamp albums, first day covers and rare stamps … Click here for more information…..