We worked with two Year 4 classes and, building on the experience gained from our first session, the team offered a modified version of the initial presentation deciding to concentrate on just one practical activity with each class.
There were a lot of questions and feedback from the children - as you can see from the photographs, they were very keen and enthusiastic and clearly interested in the subject.
The children worked well in pairs to make the feeders and seemed to really like this activity. After the bottles were filled with seed they couldn't wait to hang them up and see what birds they attracted.
L.O.S. Young Birders' Club and the 'Big Garden Birdwatch' event at Pennington Flash on Sunday 27 January.
He also mentioned the competition for designing a new logo for the L.O.S. Young Birders' Club, the details of which are on the website.
When completed, the children used the ID dials to identify some birds from a colour photographs. There was also a slightly harder set of photographs showing only small parts of birds to ID for those who had finished.
This is exactly the sort of project with which the L.O.S. is hoping to get involved in the future.
At the end of each session the class was presented with a metal bird feeder filled with either fat balls or seed for being such a great audience. Our thanks go out to the staff and pupils of St. Thomas' for making us feel so welcome and for working so well on this project - we hope to see you again soon.
Future primary schools lined up for our presentations include Bedford Hall Methodist Primary School in Leigh, St. Richards R.C. Primary School in Atherton and St. Catherine's Catholic Primary School in Lowton.