Children in Earls Barton at Ecton Village Primary Academy were invited to give birds the special ‘tweetment’ in their new home with David Wilson Homes and the RSPB.
Pupils were given a bespoke booklet aimed at teaching little ones about their feathered friends in light of the Big Schools’ Birdwatch (6th January to 21st February) hosted each year by the RSPB.
Different people live in homes of all styles, shapes and sizes and it’s the same for birds, so, children were asked to match the common birds to their perfect homes.
Kate Cleaver, Head Teacher at Ecton Village Primary Academy, said: “All of the pupils had a wonderful time at the David Wilson Homes development, The Wickets, learning about the different species of bird.
“It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn more about the nature and animals around them. We would like to thank David Wilson Homes for the kind opportunity to get involved in such a fun activity.”
At the birdwatching event, featuring RSPB volunteer, Tim Mobbs, children were able to match birds that they saw in the show home garden to their ideal home, they also got to searching for all kinds of creepy-crawleys in the garden, learning about the nature that surrounds them every day.
David Wilson Homes also donated a range of bird feeders to Ecton Village Primary Academy so that they are able to watch in awe as birds come fleeting to their school.
Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “We were delighted to invite pupils of Ecton Village Primary Academy to our development, The Wickets, help find birds a home.
“We have been working with the RSPB since 2014 and we are passionate about nature and the environment that surrounds the communities in which we build so it’s great that we can get the next generation involved in learning about their surroundings.”
The Big Schools’ Birdwatch is an annual event focussed on encouraging school pupils to sit back, relax and spend some time with nature.
Rebecca Munro, the RSPB’s director of communications, said: “With nearly half a million people now regularly taking part the popularity of Big Garden Birdwatch shows just how passionate people are about their wildlife. Everyone has a role to play in saving nature and protecting our wildlife.
“This event is an enjoyable, easy, inclusive activity that anyone can do and a great opportunity to connect with nature at a time of year when our birds are looking to gardens to get the food they need.”
The event asks people to watch the birds for an hour, whether in a garden or park, count the ones that land in the area and submit their results online at rspb.org.uk/birdwatch.
There are many ways that residents in Earls Barton can help the birds in their garden, such as providing a regular supply of clean water by using a bird bath, providing nestboxes and putting the right bird seed out including flaked maize, sunflower seeds and peanut granules but avoiding split peas, beans and dried rice or lentils.
To register an interest in any of the properties at The Wickets, please visit the on-site sales and information centre, open: Monday 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Thursday to Sunday between 10.00am to 5.30pm.
For more information about any David Wilson Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.dwh.co.uk or call the sales line on 033 3355 8486.