St Gerard's Catholic Primary School
St Gerard's Catholic Primary School

For the eighth year running, St Gerard’s School Council have participated in a national scheme called the RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch.

Since 1979, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds event has seen members of the public count almost 172 million birds. 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 spent an hour to view different types of birds around the school grounds and in Katie’s garden. We were pleased to see a herring gull and several goldfinches. Next, we recorded our sightings on a fact sheet, which we submitted to the RSPB. They hold over 40 years of data, which is vital to help the charity understand the challenges faced by wildlife.

School Council members enjoyed this activity and noted that nature needs our help and this is a simple way in which we can all take part.

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