Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School

Our Lady Star School Our Lady Star of The Sea Catholic Primary School

Wildlife Champions


This term, the whole school is involved in a brand new curriculum project based on the conservation of British Wildlife.


Each year group has decided on an aspect of British Wildlife such as hedgehogs, bumble bees, butterflies, bugs, bats and so on.


We want to change the children’s (and adults’) views around this topic, enhancing our school grounds in the process, to make connections with local wildlife. The whole premise of this project is to ignite a ‘botheredness’ about how we learn and what we learn.


We are planning lots of exciting events which we would love you to get involved with – such as our Big Dig to create and plant two wildflower areas to attract bees, butterflies and other insects; constructing Bug Hotels, again to attract small bugs and insects; have parent and child workshops to build bird boxes and bat boxes, which will be situated amongst the trees in our school grounds. These are just some of the ideas we have had and are open to further suggestions once your imaginations have been fired!


So far in our diary we would like to invite you and your spade to a Big Dig on Tuesday 24th April between 1pm and 4pm. This is to prepare the ground for planting wildflowers – if you happen to have any packets of wildflowers that you would like to donate then that would be much appreciated. We are also holding a parent and child workshop on the 20th June from 3pm to 5pm – this is when we will be building bird boxes. You won’t need a spade this time … just a hammer. We will supply the nails!


This budding young environmentalist from Reception made a video as part of her homework. She was upset to hear that lots of woods have been cut down to make way for the houses on Stanney Oaks.






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