A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Today saw the results of Five Islands School, Year 9 Music ‘nature in music’ 2015 project.

Year 9 music class students were set the task this term of creating a promotional video for the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project.  They selected footage from the project of birds, the islands and the Manx shearwater chicks recorded on trail camera last year. They then added music, narration and text to convey key project messages.  The top two projects will now be featured on the project website, although judge Jaclyn Pearson (Project Manager) would love to have them all on the website as the standard was so high – well done to all the students, Jaclyn was so impressed. The winners were;

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First Place: Kerry Hulands and Sarah Poat . Their video was beautifuly put together, using a photo album feature, conveying key messages in text and narration against music they composed themselves - well done! 


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Second Place:  Sean Gibert and Millie  Very good video conveying the most important messages and music composed by Millie

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Third place : Keely Lawson and Xanthe Hicks  Excellent narration and facts about the seabirds in a well crafted video 


Teacher Mrs Wainwright explained that the project was enjoyable and helped the children learn new skills about editing software on the macs whilst learning about the islands’ important seabirds. As part of the National Curriculum, Mrs Wainwright will now be giving the students grades on the music composing element of their work.

Thanks to all the students, Mrs. Debbie Wainwright and IT Guru Jeremy Pearson for making this project possible. 

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Principal Funders

Project Partners

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s program for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.