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Year 1 Skylark Project

West Ham Learning Officer, Hamish Burnett helped 5-6 year-olds from Woodgrange Infant School learn all about the skylarks that can be found nesting at our open spaces.

The children discovered how long grass with wildflowers and places to hide is great for skylarks. Woodgrange pupils saw lady’s bedstraw, fireweed and bird’s-foot trefoil and heard the skylarks singing from high above.

Back in class students made beautiful drawings of the skylarks and each completed their own ceramic bird and then glazed them. Their work was shown at Forest Gate Library to help raise awareness of skylarks. Remember to keep to the paths so as not to disturb nesting birds in the long grass!

23 January 2013
Last Modified:
14 August 2018