Schools go bird crazy

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School children across the country are preparing to take part in the 2010 Big Schools’ Birdwatch, organised by the The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Running from 18 January to 1 February, the survey encourages children and their teachers to look for, count and feed the birds that share their school environment.

Laura Osborne, the project manager at the RSPB, said: “The activity is suitable for children of all ages and it also appeals to teachers because it’s fun, easy and simple to set up. Feeding birds is an easy way to start teaching children about wildlife.”

In 2009, almost 90,000 children and teachers from over 2,000 schools took part in the survey.

For further information, visit: www.rspb.org.uk/schoolswatch

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