Inspired by the RSPB annual Garden Birdwatch, Abbey Gate College recently ran a birdwatch competition in which students had two weeks to take photographs of any birds in their gardens or when they went out for a walk. Many students also joined in with the Live Birdwatch at lunchtime on Friday 29th January as part of the official RSPB annual Garden Birdwatch weekend. As it was too cold to sit outside pupils and staff made their own bird hides!
Mrs Littler, who organised the Colleges’ photography competition, spent hours with her mobile phone duck-taped to the window – focused on the bird table. With two large sheets pegged across the inside of the patio doors to hide behind, and one of the art departments cameras set up through a peek hole in the sheets, she used her laptop to communicate with students and staff.
Students from both Infant and Juniors and Seniors submitted some excellent pieces of photography…it’s quite a tricky task trying to take a good photo of a bird as they don’t usually stick around to pose!
Well done to everyone who entered the competition and congratulations to our 3 winners; Walter Langford (Foundation)- Bird sitting on nut feeder, Harry Morse (Year 8) – Bird of prey, Robert Harries (Yr 11) – Robin.