Ospreys were the talk of the day at Edith Weston Primary School when pupils spoke to other children in countries around the world, via a video call.
The school is the closest school to the Osprey project at Lyndon Nature Reserve and has been making the most of that connection.
Tim Mackrill, from the project, collaborated with other project leaders internationally to organise the video call as part of Bye Osprey Week. Children from Edith Weston presented their work – poems and stories about an osprey’s migration – to audiences in schools in the USA, The Gambia, Southern Spain and the Basque Country in Northern Spain. Teacher and osprey project leader at the school, Vicky Redshaw said: “This has been an incredible opportunity for the children to share their knowledge and understanding of ospreys and their migration to a much wider audience. The children and adults at the school are in awe of the incredible journeys which the ospreys travel, both to and from Rutland. It is crucial to have both local and international links, which this project has given us.”
During the video call, the children saw a tame osprey in New Hampshire, USA, which is unable to fly.