Event - RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch

28 January 2020

For the sixth year running, St Gerard's School Council and Eco Club have participated in a national scheme called the RSPB Big School Garden Birdwatch. The survey helps to build a picture of garden wildlife across the U.K. Last year more than 1,500 schools all over the country took part.

Using binoculars, we viewed different types of birds around the school grounds and in Katie’s garden. As an avid bird watcher, Mr Hird was a great source of knowledge. We were excited to see a herring gull and a lesser black backed gull. All of our sightings were recorded on a fact sheet.

We had a great time learning about the different colours and markings on the birds that we found. The following day at our School Council meeting, we collated our results ready to submit online. With these results, the RSPB can spot problems in bird population and more importantly, they can consider how to put things right if necessary.

"You are called to care for creation not only as responsible citizens, but also as followers of Christ!" Pope Francis