STUDENTS at the town’s Beoley First School are on the lookout for new friends – of the feathered variety – as part of the RSPB National Birdwatch initiative.
Following a visit to the RSPB Centre in Sandwell Valley, the children have created a bird hide at school from which they can take part in bird watching as part of Beoley’s Eco Curriculum.
The youngsters have also been given bird watching sheets to complete at home and have made bird feeders to hang in their gardens so they can continue observing their feathered friends at home.
Katie Sweeney, deputy head, said: “The children have loved taking part in all the bird watching activities and have been getting their binoculars out at home too.
“It has certainly encouraged them to take an active interest in their outdoor environment.”