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Kilronan School, Magherafelt

S2 and S3 pupils participate in the Ulster Wildlife Grassroots Challenge.

19th Apr 2018

Pupils from S2 and S3 participated in the Ulster Wildlife Grassroots Challenge, an activities programme for wildlife and the environment. This was a programme designed to inspire  people to value nature and to protect and restore habitats and species. It helped our young people take action for nature in our school grounds. Sir David Attenborough had said  “The truth is the natural world is changing.  We are totally dependent on that world. It provides our food , water and air. It is the most precious thing we have and we need to defend it”

Pupils from S2 and S3 did a biodiversity survey of the school grounds to see how well we were looking after and protecting wildlife and the environment. Christine, our Grassroots Challenge officer, guided us all along the way. The pupils participated in lots of activities both indoor and outdoor. We looked at mini beasts and made a bug hotel. We then transported these bug hotels outside and placed them in our Sensory Garden to help attract and protect more mini beasts. We observed local garden birds, did a bird survey and made bird feeders. We learned about bats and had a visit from the N.I bat group. We made bird boxes and bat boxes for the school grounds. We planted bulbs in pots around the school and had a hedgehog and barn owl visit.