Last week pupils in Year 10 and Year 13 went to St. Patrick’s Academy to take part in the second meeting for the Biodiversity project. Karen Shiel from RSPB came to talk to the pupils and helped the group to take a bird and biodiversity survey in the grounds of St. Patrick’s Academy .
The pupils made simple nut free bird feeders using pine cones, flour and lard. Karen also gave a short talk highlighting their advocacy work at Stormont, inspiring our pupils to think about issues such as wildlife friendly farming, marine and climate change and bird species and numbers. The bird feeders have now been handed over to the Eco-committee who will put them up in the next few days. It was a very informative and enjoyable afternoon and just the start of some really exciting work taking place between the two schools. We look forward to hearing about their next meeting!