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Visit the Schools Reports page on the website every friday to find out what schools in the Bird Box project are doing to develop their school grounds and give nature a home.

Would your school like to share what it is doing to promote wildlife? Send a short report and small selection of photos to: phil.bracegirdle@seeg.org.uk

Lady Joanna Thornhill Primary School, Wye, Ashford, Kent

LJ4Lady J primary school is situated in the pretty village of Wye just five miles north-east of Ashford. The school first joined the Bird Box project in spring 2015 and for the second year running pupils have been fortunate to see young chicks in the webcam bird box.

This year Lady J was the first school to report having eggs in its nest on the the 18th April. Ten days later six of the seven eggs hatched and early last week the last of the chicks fledged and left the nest.

Read below Sam and Dhilan’s (Year 6 Eco Reps) report about the project.

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“We were very excited to see that our Birdbox was one of the first this year to have eggs and we have all watched the birdbox with interest at school.  In particular, our KS1 children have been very excited to see the birds feeding the chicks.  We did have 7 eggs but only 6 chicks survived.  We have had the birdbox up on the big projector screen in the hall at lunchtimes so everyone can watch the chicks being fed.   It has been very interesting to watch how well the parents have looked after the chicks and we were all quite sad when they finally flew away.”

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