A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
The children took part in 'wildifebingo' spotting many species of wildlife from the school garden to the beach - including two species of gulls and learning "there is no such thing as a seagull!". We discovered life in the rock pools, learnt about food chains and learnt why these islands are so important for seabirds and other wildlife.
We then played the 'what species is this game!' back in the classroom.
Quotes from the children of the day;
'I learnt that lug worms live under the sand and thats what all the wiggly lines on the beach are. Birds use their beaks to catch these worms"
"I want to learn more about seabirds and Manx shearwaters sund funny"
"crabs moult their skins! They have to hide under seaweed until they get tough again".
Keep wildlife watching kids!