WOW – Day 4 Oakham, Spain, Italy and The Gambia
World Osprey Week an international flavour today.
We began with a whole school assembly at Brooke Priory School in Oakham, Rutland, just a couple of miles from the ospreys at Rutland Water. Last year this school hosted the Osprey Festival celebrating 20 years of the project. Their osprey songs are on our website – click here!
The Osprey Ambassadors are Gabby, Scarlet, Ben and Eddie. They gave their own presentation to the rest of the school, telling them the latest osprey migration news and explained what World Osprey Week is all about. W—O—W they all shouted!
This afternoon was the 2017 International WOW Skype at English Martyrs School in Oakham. Osprey Ambassadors Rachel Finn and Georgia were joined by pupils for their Skypes to Monterre School in Spain, Grosseto School in Italy, and Tanji School in The Gambia. Schools gave a short presentation and had a chance to ask each other some questions about their WOW activities. These and many other schools in the UK and other countries around the world use our school activity resources and link up with each other via the contacts list on the website. Tim Mackrill ran the Skype ably assisted by Holly.
Finally Ken and Jackie returned to Oakham C of E School to give a presentation to the older Key Stage 2 pupils assisted by their school Osprey Ambassadors Charlotte, Phoebe, Daniel, George and Arlen.
In this month’s Wildlife Watch Magazine, the Wildlife Trust publication for younger family members, Jackie has written a two page article about ospreys timed perfectly for their arrival following the spring migration.
Schools – more about WOW!
Be part of the WOW experience! Click on the drop down menus in these sections of the Rutland Ospreys website.
Join in WOW in the coming week and follow the migration of the Ospreys!
Free educational resources, including lesson plans & schemes of work, worksheets with teacher’s notes, games and fun activities for primary and secondary schools – just register your school by clicking here!
Don’t forget you can follow the progress of 30(05) on her migration north, plus the migrations of five other ospreys from Finland and America. Click here for the interactive map!