OSPREY SONGS BY OUR WOW SCHOOLS
The Osprey Project really appreciates the way that schools are inspired by ospreys and we have been fortunate to received have several school osprey songs. These songs are often used as part of our educational visits to schools in the Rutland area.
Perhaps we will have some more songs to add on this page as part of the “Ospreys and Us” video competition in 2017. Our sincere thanks to the pupils and staff for their efforts!
“The Osprey Song” by Brooke Priory School Oakham
This song was the first osprey song from Brooke Priory School. It was written by the children, with music by Mrs Carrie Grantham, their music teacher, in 2015.
It was performed at the 2015 International Bird Fair at Rutland Water as part of the Rutland Osprey Project book launch.
“Osprey Returning” by Brooke Priory School Oakham
This tells the story of the Osprey Migration from West Africa to Rutland water. The song was written by the children, with music by Mrs Carrie Grantham their music teacher, and performed by the whole school. The journey “sketches” are performed by the younger pupils!
It was performed in our 2016”Osprey Festival” celebrating 20 years of the Rutland Osprey Project.
“Arrano Arratzalearen Kanta” by Montorre and Urretxindorra School
These schools in the Basque area of Northern Spain wrote and performed our first osprey song. Their school is on the migration route of ospreys from Africa to Rutland Water, and is near to the Urdaibai Bird Reserve, which is in its fourth year of an osprey re-introduction programme. Their song, in the Basque language, tells us about the migration of ospreys to Rutland.
The school children and Urdaibai Bird Reserve are regular participants in our annual World Osprey Week activities and our world-wide osprey skype events.
Hurst Lodge Osprey Song by Hurst Lodge School Ascot
Written during the 2015 World Osprey week. This catchy song, with lyric subtitles so you can join in, explains about the life of an osprey and how they are designed, or adapted, to catch fish.
The song was written and performed by the children of Hurst Lodge School, with some delightful sketches featuring the children. Keep a look out for the teacher participation in the video!