Spreading the word about the future of red squirrels at Borthyn CP School, Ruthin!
As part of their work on animal and plant interdependence, pupils from years 5 and 6 spent an enjoyable morning learning about red squirrels.
Two of our volunteers, Marilyn and Dave, held a workshop on the red squirrels project in Clocaenog Forest. The pupils really enjoyed playing “squirrel detectives”, learning how to distinguish red squirrels from greys. They were shown a map of the British Isles showing the decline over the years and discussed the reasons why populations of reds are in danger.
The children had an opportunity to handle some of the equipment we use such as feeders and cameras and ask questions, of which there were many! They also had a worksheet to complete.
Special thanks must go to Ms Widdows, class teacher, for organising the visit (and supplying us with cups of tea) and also big thanks to the children for being so enthusiastic and attentive.
If you know of a local primary school that might be interested in hosting a similar workshop, let us know and we’ll see what can be done.