Over Easter the Holiday Club children at Portland House successfully completed the RSPB Wild Challenge Scheme and have received the highest award ‘Gold’.
The award scheme is about connecting young children with nature, to give them an understanding of the daily threats to local wildlife and the positive steps they can take to help animals. Giving them the tools to investigate nature and wildlife and learn about animals through a series of fun and engaging activities. There are 24 fun activities to choose from and bronze, silver and gold awards to achieve depending on how many you complete. The activities are divided into two sections - Help nature and Experience nature.
The children made natural foods and built habitats for birds and animals in the nursery garden. They searched for mini beasts and identified them. They looked at the natural world around them; trees, leaves and plants identifying and naming them as they went along. They wrote poems and stories inspired by nature. They completed a sponsored walk around Greenhead Park raising £65.30 for the RSPB and designed a fantastic poster ‘Save Nature’
Holiday Club Leader Kirsty Cooper said “We decided to do this award as it was a wonderful way for the children to learn about nature, wildlife in our own gardens, how to care for animals and protect them and it also gave the children the opportunity to have fun working together as a team.