Education News June

Here is the latest news from our Osprey Education Team!

Ospreys are getting bigger!

We are sure you will be keeping up with the latest nest news using the Website at   where the team post a daily blog with a particular focus on the Manton Bay nest with its three growing chicks. Before we know it, the chicks feathers will have grown, and we will have our views of “juvenile ospreys” rather than “chicks”! We have heard that many classes in the schools we visit use the nest camera page as their “screen saver” so that during the day so they can see what is happening at the nest live!

Osprey Festival 2016

Our Osprey Festival for Schools “20 Years of Rutland Ospreys-Science meets The Arts” is taking place at Brooke Priory School in Oakham on Wednesday 6th July. We have received entries from many different schools – not just in this country, but from Italy, Spain, and Gambia too! Our judges have been really impressed with the standard of entries in the poetry, story, art and science classes, which made picking first second third places very difficult. Jackie will be sending further details about the results to each school with invites for prize winners and staff to attend. The work will all be on display at the Festival and there will be a variety of other Osprey related activities. Prize winners and staff will also be invited to join the Osprey Ambassadors for an Osprey Cruise on Friday 8th July.

We hope to post a picture gallery of many of the entries in the various categories as well as video clips of the Festival and the Osprey Cruise on the Rutland Ospreys website. The event and awards should be on local radio and we plan to have additional reports of the event in the local press. All very exciting!

Osprey Concert

Brooke Priory School is also the place to see and hear a special Osprey music concert on Friday July 1st at 7.30pm.

A choir called Global Harmony will sing songs from all the countries that the Ospreys pass through on their migration. Everyone is welcome. Details are given on the poster.

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School visits

We’ve had a little rest this week for half-term, but next week the Osprey Education Team will be out and about again, visiting schools and bringing them right up to date with all the Osprey news. We are off to Cottesmore Primary soon, and then Catmose Community College and Spratton Hall School. We are also due at Caldecott Youth Club, and we are having visits to see the ospreys at Lyndon from the Whissendine Brownies, Leicester High School, Brockington College and Edith Weston Primary! Its a busy life being an Osprey Education officer, but we all love it!

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If you want to get in touch to know more, arrange a visit to Lyndon or for to arrange for the team to visit your local school use the links below




Education Officers, Rutland Osprey Project.


Lyndon Visitor Centre

Lyndon Road




LE15 8RN