A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN TO LEARN & EARN TOWARDS BADGES:
CURRENTLY THIS EVENT IS NO PARTICIPATION BY 1ST RAMSEY, BUT THERE IS NOTHING TO STOP A GROUP OF CHILDREN ARRANGING TO ATTEND WITH PARENTS IN ATTENDANCE. (& AT £2 PER CHILD IT'S CHEAP)!
The Kids Country ‘Birds Go Wild’ is all about birds, trying to encourage children to stop, look and listen. It is fully aligned with the national curriculum at the key stage 2 (children 7-11 years of age)
In key stage 2 (age 7-11) key messages:
- Guide on the most common garden birds
- Learn about different foods, seasonal feeding, eating patterns, and hunting for food.
- Find out how to make your own bird box
- Learn about different habitats, nesting/boxes and migration. Types and range of boxes and how to make them most effective.
- Find out about a bird’s life cycle, key parts of a bird and its song.
- How to become involved in RSPB Big Gardens Bird watch survey – All you need to do is count the birds in your garden or a local park for one hour and record your findings.
- Help get involved with our bird garden here at the showground – Hands On!
- How you can play an important role in looking after our garden birds.
9.30 - Arrival /register and take seats in outside grandstand for short event brief. Hand out evaluation forms
9.50 – Children will be split into colour groups and taken by their steward to relevant zone ready for 10.00am prompt start.
10.00 - Our expert zone supervisors will start in their relevant zones.
10.20 – Children will swop zones
10.45 – Break. Toilet opportunity – Refreshments will be held in two places.
Orange/Blue groups in Bedford Suite
Green/Red groups in Huntingdon Suite
11.00 - Children will go and explore the other Zones.
11.20 – Children will swop zones
There will stewards around for support.
12.00 - Time for children to make their way back to grandstand .Collect evaluation forms and colour zone badges
12.30pm - Event ends / Hand out bird box & goodie bags.
What will it Cost?
£2 per child
What about Risk assessment?
Our staff complete these all the time as part of setting up events and will be ready to help you. Beaver and Cub groups will need to have a first aid representative on site.
What clothing should the children wear?
As some activities will be outdoors children will need to bring:
Warm clothing, wellies, outdoor coats, jumpers, scarves and gloves
Will children be handling nuts and seeds?
All parents and guardians will need to be aware that children will be handling different nuts & seeds, rice and cereals and fats.
These can cause allergic reactions
Children’s activity booklet
Bird guide – types
A guide to making your own bird box and where to position it at home in your garden
A guide to making your own bird food and feeding the birds
Advice on bird food and feeding seasons
RSPB Big Gardens Bird watch survey sheet to record your findings
THROUGH EDUCATION THE CURRENT DECLINE IN COMMON BIRDS CAN BE REVERSED - BE PART OF IT!