Former pupil Tim Mackrill visits Casterton Business and Enterprise College to talk about ospreys

Senior reserve officer Tim Mackrill talks to pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College about the osprey project at Rutland Water
Senior reserve officer Tim Mackrill talks to pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College about the osprey project at Rutland Water

A FORMER Casterton Business and Enterprise College pupil returned to the classroom to talk to current pupils about his work with ospreys.

Senior reserve officer at Rutland Water Tim Mackrill spoke to pupils in Year 7 about how they track the flight path of individual ospreys via small transmitters attached to the birds.

Tim explained that this enabled them to track where the ospreys spent their time when they left Britain for the winter.

Ospreys are more vulnerable when they travel across the world to places such as Africa where they’re not protected.

This has led to a new project in Senegal where Tim educates children in schools close to where the ospreys settle and encourage them to become involved in the conservation of the osprey.

The pupils now want to link with other schools around the world via the ospreys website to talk to them about the Rutland project.