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For the birds

Environment

Thousands of pupils and teachers have turned their classrooms into bird hides for a wildlife survey.

The RSPB's annual Big Schools Birdwatch, 16-30 January, encourages children to count the birds that share their school environment. Teachers were sent free RSPB packs, posters and counting charts.

www.rspb.org.ukschoolswatch

World view

geography

A day in the life of a South African farmer's child is one of the topics in a UK competition encouraging primary pupils to learn more about the world. Help a South African School invites pupils to produce project books on South African culture. Children must also donate unwanted books to the country's rural schools.

www.helpasouthafricanschool.co.uk.

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