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’ 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, people and scenes on the islands and added music, narration and text to convey key project messages.  The top three 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;

First Place: Andy Erentraut and Jo Wright. Their inspirational video featured iconic project footage of seabirds and special places on the islands, with narration and text explaining key project messages and contact information.

Second Place: Emily Smith.  A beautifully edited video combining footage and effects to grab attention and evoke the importance of the project.

Third place: Jono Grossett and Olly Glenn.  A fun video featuring important elements of the project and adding an almost ‘Spring Watch’ feel video-cam work.

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 and check out the videos at ios-seabirds.org.uk – head to ‘videos’.



 First Place: Andy Erentraut and Jo Wright. 


Second Place: Emily Smith. 


 Third place: Jono Grossett and Olly Glenn.  

 everyone did a great job and were all winners!

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.