Our School Council have decided that this term, rather than have another ‘Author of the Term’ competition, we would like to hold a ‘Design a Bird Feeder’ competition to support our work in developing the school’s environmental area. Mr Collenette has used one of our former playground sheds to create a fantastic bird hide and we are looking at ways of attracting a wider range of birds to our environmental area. This term we will be entering the St Albans Schools’ Annual District in Bloom competitions and our focus is on attracting lots of wildlife to our outside areas. We are looking for creative bird feeders rather than just setting up a series of conventional bird tables. All of the feeders should be durable and appropriate for outdoor use. The winners of the competition will be invited along to the St Albans District in Bloom Awards Ceremony, and all entries will be put to use in our environmental area.
A group of children from School Council are currently working on the creation of information posters on British birds to help us identify the birds that we spot when using the hide. If any families have any old pairs of binoculars that they are no longer using, please bring them in to Mr Bridle and Mr Collenette, as they will be put to great use by our Skyswood twitchers. The closing date for the competition is Friday 14th June.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Year 6 children for the fantastic job that they have done in preparing our vegetable and flower plots, along with our volunteer helper, Mrs Coates, who has given up much of her time to help us with some gardening in our environmental area. It’s that time of year where this area really comes to life, so why not enter this design technology competition and help us to attract even more wildlife to this wonderful area within our school grounds!