The Green Teams set to work this week making some new birds boxes to put around our school. Mr Chadwick had kindly cut the wood into the right shapes for us and pre-drilled the holes for us. It was like a big jigsaw and we had to try to work out which piece went where… it was not as was not as we had thought!

We had to sand the sides down as well to make sure there were no rough edges of splinters.

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Once everything was smooth and we had worked out what went where, we screwed the pieces together to create the nest box.

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Next week, we are going to treat the wood on the outside to make sure the rain can’t get in. We are also going to make a hinge for the lid. Then, at the end of the breeding season, we can check to see if anything has nested in our boxes! This kind of box should attract Great tits, Blue tits and possibly House Sparrows.

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We are very proud of what we have made and can’t wait to finish them and get them up in the trees!

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