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Primary School Gets Closer To Nature

Thursday May 22 2014


PUPILS, teachers and other staff at Carlton Primary have been enchanted by a nest of blue tits PUPILS, teachers and other staff at Carlton Primary have been enchanted by a nest of blue tits


PUPILS, teachers and other staff at Carlton Primary have been enchanted by a nest of blue tits.

They have been able to keep tabs on the birds on a 70in TV screen since a nest was built in a bird box on a wall outside a classrooom in early March.

A mini camera has relayed 'live' pictures.
So far, 10 or 11 chicks out of about 14 eggs have hatched.

Parents have also been kept in touch with developments in a weekly newsletter.

A school spokesman said: "We put up the bird box after noticing a lot of birds were nesting in some nearby bushes.

"The children have loved being able to see on TV what has been happening in the nest. This has allowed the children to study real life natural history instead of just reading about it a text book."

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Reply Posted by Sid on Friday May 23 2014 at 12:20
Thats brilliant anda lovely story. Kids and adults alike enjoy nature. The Old Moor RSPB has long been a favourite of me and my grandsons. Peace and quiet, pond dipping and the bino,s being the only thing they argue about. Time in the bird hides and then in the fresh air,what more do kids need? Oh! a nice drink and a slab of lovely cake with a mental half hour in the beautifull playground. Try it and see, turn the computers off. Well done to staff at Carlton Primary for getting this nest view set up. Competition time to name the birds.