I hope everyone enjoyed April Fool’s day, I certainly did, my favourite stunt by far being that of the Guardian’s Official Royal Wedding blog that posted: 10.11am: BREAKING: Royal wedding OFF. More as we get it.
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Anyhow it’s gone 12 now so back to more important business! A few months ago, at the very start of the campaign in fact I visited a primary school just outside Birmingham; Water Orton Primary School. I totally enjoyed my day at Water Orton, we did all sorts of activities, we learnt how to make 2 different types of bird feeder, I discovered how webcams and nature go hand in hand, and perhaps most importantly I was relieved that children can and do still run around outside, having fun in the trees!
Kate MacRae is a multitasker that’s for sure. As well as juggling the role of teacher and head o IT at the school she also works as an education consultant for Simon King’s new project Wildlife Whisperer, an educational resourse of sorts, aimed at helping reconnect children with the outdoors. (For Wildlife Whisperer interview click here). Both Kate and the headteacher Carl Lewis work tirelessly to help invest a relationship between children and the outdoors by thinking of creative, collective ideas, such as hut building and amphi theatre performances, to inspire their students. It really was like being in my dream school!
*Special Message for Water Orton Primary School Staff and Students:
Thank you so very much for letting me visit your wonderful school, I hear that you may have some blue tits thinking of nesting next to you live camera! Exciting. Watch the video and let me know what you think by clicking on the ‘comment’ button below!
To find out more about what’s going on in Water Orton Primary school visit they’re cool interactive website: www.waterortonprimary.co.uk
Check out Kate MacRae’s website and watch her amazing bushnell footage www.wildlifekate.co.uk
Plus Kate tells me that they have some great materials and lots of live feeds to all sorts of great wildlife appearing on the Wildlife Whisperer site also, to visit click www.wildlifewhisperer.tv