Hunts children watch birds via school webcam

CHILDREN at Hartford Junior School have been keeping a close cyber-eye on a family of newly hatched chicks via a webcam to their classroom. The pupils have been learning about wildlife and the environment, using a camera mounted in the school grounds to

CHILDREN at Hartford Junior School have been keeping a close 'cyber-eye' on a family of newly hatched chicks via a webcam to their classroom.

The pupils have been learning about wildlife and the environment, using a camera mounted in the school grounds to see inside a Wagtail nest.

Ten nest boxes were placed around the school grounds in February as part of the Government's Eco-Schools Programme and already they have attracted some new tenants.

Teacher Leigh Gray-Thomas said the children had been watching the chicks each day and recording their development.


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"The children are absolutely loving watching the chicks. They have been talking about how they are growing and what their parents have been feeding them.

"It is a proving to be a great way of teaching pupils about birds and at the same time helping contribute towards conservation in the local area."

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She added that the school hoped to feature the webcam footage on its website.

Picture: HELEN DRAKE / 2508hd0509.

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