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May-2014

BREAKING NEWS – Monday 1st September

Announced today, Michael Drayton school have won the prestigious British Wildlife Photography Award with their bluebell images taken during our Wildlife Wonder Day earlier this year. I’m so delighted for the children and staff – so well deserved! Check out their winning images here.

A haze of bluebells and woodland wonder, Hartshill Hayes is just a few minutes walk from Michael Drayton School in Warwickshire – perfect for a wild wonder day. One of the teachers at the school is Kate Macrae (WildlifeKate), star of Springwatch and friend of mine. Keen to involve her pupils in the UK Wild Wonder project, we planned a day in mid-May to coincide with the peak bluebell spectacle!

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Spring arrived early… and so we quickly rescheduled for two weeks earlier to catch the bluebells at their best!

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Though the day we took 120 children in groups into the woods to explore, observe, listen  and smell. They made some wonderful and wild discoveries.

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And some beautiful and creative observations of the woodland flora and fauna

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Bluebell2Such an inspirational day with so many stunning images, Kate has already entered some into the Young Person / Schools categories in the British Wildlife Photography Awards. You can see more of the children’s images on WildlifeKate’s blog

Bluebell5These are just a few of the photos taken by the Yr5 children. Thank you to everyone at Michael Drayton Junior School for making this such a wonderful and memorable day.

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