On a mission and with binoculars in hand, children at a day nursery in Lowdham were thrilled to take part in the annual Big School’s Birdwatch organised by RSPB.
Children from Alphabet House Day Nursery Lowdham on Gunthorpe Road counted as many birds as they possibly could within an hour and made a note of what they saw, contributing to the world’s biggest schools wildlife survey. This is part of The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds’ campaign to bring children closer to nature.
Kelly Bell is the nursery manager at Alphabet House Day Nursery Lowdham. She says: “
“The children absolutely love being outdoors and spending time in our allotment so taking part in the Big School’s Birdwatch was the perfect fit for us! They were thrilled to show off their observation talents and spotted a range of birds around the nursery.
“At Alphabet House, we encourage outdoor activities an enriching part of the learning process because of the way it promotes observation and social skills, as well as fostering a relationship between our children and the natural world.”
The RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch is now in its 15th year and the survey helps to track numbers of birds on school grounds, offering insight to conservationists as to which species are doing well. Additionally, children learn a great deal about the natural environment and the animals within it.
Alphabet House Day Nursery Lowdham on Gunthorpe Road is in a rural location, yet convenient too as it is just off the A6097 and next to the train station. Occupying a beautiful Georgian house with car parking and a lovely outdoor play area. The fully equipped day nursery provides a friendly, home from home environment supported by warm, caring and qualified mature staff that has extensive childcare experience.