BUDDING Bill Oddies and David Attenboroughs at King’s Ely Acremont (KEA) have been rewarded for their efforts in helping local wildlife.

The school has its own Wildlife in Action group and the little ones have been taking part in the RSPB’s Wildlife Challenge scheme, which encourages schools and parents to get children closer to nature.

Not only have the pupils monitored and recorded the different birds, mammals, insects and plants in the spacious gardens at KEA but they have also built bug hotels and bird houses to help out a variety of different species during the cold winter months. The initiative also encouraged the children to think of ways to save electricity, and they wrote to their local MP Lucy Frazer to tell her about the exciting things they had done.

By successfully completing all of the challenges, each child has won either a Bronze or Silver Wildlife Challenge Award, complete with stickers and badges.

Year 1 Teacher at KEA, Natasha Cochrane, runs the school’s Wildlife in Action group. She commented: “I am so proud to be a part of this fantastic group of children. Not only is it great fun, but a vital skill to be learning. We love helping the wildlife in our gardens and we hope they enjoy our company. Roll on next term and perhaps some Gold awards!”

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