Our Prep boys had their binoculars at the ready on Thursday 23 January as they took part in their third ‘Big Schools’ Birdwatch′ for the RSPB.

The playground and gardens around the Prep School, usually buzzing with excited chatter and laughter, were quiet and tranquil as the boys scanned the skies, trees and shrubs to see which of their feathered friends they could spot.

Armed with their bird identification guides, and binoculars at the ready, the boys identified and recorded sightings of magpies, woodpigeons, blue tits and wrens during their session.

It was wonderful to see our eagle-eyed boys having great fun spotting and recording all the different birds that share our school grounds with us, and contributing to this great initiative for the RSPB.

Next on the ornithology calendar is the National Birdbox week which will take place at the beginning of February. This will be the second year running that our Prep boys will take part in this annual event. The aim of Birdbox week is to put up nest boxes to help breeding birds, which in turn helps promote conservation and diversity of wildlife.  


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