On Thursday 15th March as part of Science week the whole school took part in our second 'What's Under Your Feet' survey. We previously carried out a survey in October and we will do it once more in June (when we hope it won't be so muddy!)
The campaign is promoted by Jointhepod.org
working with The British Trust for Ornithology
Research by the BTO has shown declining numbers of many kinds of birds, which may be caused in part by a reduction in the amount of food available. In particular, the BTO want to know about numbers of soil invertebrates which many birds feed on.
By recruiting schools across the country to take part in the project, they hope to collect a mass of data to analyse.
Once again groups of children from all year groups dug up 30cm squares of turf from the school field, the area by the school garden, and the green space next to school. This time Acorn Class joined us too.
The children counted the number and size of worms and any other creatures that they discovered.