12 Jun Grey Partridge Conservation Project
We are really enjoying having little, feathered visitors in our school library again; this time they are grey partridges! It has been fascinating to observe them hatch from their eggs and discover how they change in the first few days of life. It is part of a conservation project because this once common native bird is now on the Birds of Conservation ‘red list’, which means it is a species needing urgent action. Sadly, they have been affected by modern, intensive farming methods, which have reduced their nesting sites and food. After spending 10 days with us at school, they will be collected and then released onto sites, with habitats suitable for optimum successful reintroduction, once they are at the correct age. It has supported the children’s learning in curriculum areas, such as Science and Understanding of the World.