Schools across the nation take part in special wildlife challenge

Schools across the nation have been taking part in a special activity to find out a little more about the wildlife on their doorstep. Image removed.

The RSPB's (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Big Schools' Birdwatch is rolling out in schools up and down the country, encouraging children to become part of the world's biggest wildlife survey.

Running until 17 February, the initiative aims to bring children closer to nature by involving them an hour-long activity that is suitable for students of all ages and abilities. 

The scheme is supported by Gratnells, manufacturers and marketers of a wide range of storage systems, who launched a competition that would see schools win a deep tray full of bird food, in addition to three extra trays to mix the food in, alongside some RSPB worksheets. 

All schools have to do is like and share a post on its social media platforms. 

To get involved in the scheme visit to find out more and download a wide range of teaching resources.