Bird House Competition
As part of the continuing initiative to engage and enthuse young people with the world of horticulture and landscaping the LANDSCAPE Show are launching a new competition to all schools.
With the aim of generating conversations covering environmental and ecology issues the competition will hopefully enable students to talk about birds, their habitats and their needs. The hope is that conversations will be had about the local environment, the need to provide for wildlife in our future plans and what they bring to us on a wider scale.
Topics should cover schools, high rise living, shopping centres, individual housing and office developments and their impact on the local wildlife and how we can make sure that we continue to live in harmony.
Categories that are eligible
All schools with students up to Key Stage 2 (i.e. up to age 11)
All schools with students up to Key Stage 4 (up to age 16)
All special schools
Build a bird house!
Be as creative as you like but do say which birds you would like to live in it by providing a 200 word description of the ‘house’ . Perhaps as part of an English project you could write about where you would put the bird house and what would happen inside it. (Perhaps instead provide a short video presentation for those that are unable to write.)
Don’t forget to make the entrance the right size for the birds you want to attract. Send through the working drawings with dimensions and describe what materials it is made from.
The finished ‘house’ should be no more than 30cms x 30cms x 30cms and suitable for wall mounting.
The winners will receive an exclusive visit from Ann-Marie Powell who will present a special trophy. (Ann-Marie is from BBC2's The Great Chelsea Garden Challenge in 2015 and BBC coverage of the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show alongside the likes of Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don and other familiar faces.)
Register Before 27th May 2016
Only one entry per school in each age group is allowed. All entries must be registered by close of business on 27th May 2016. Please email Jeremy@landscapeshow.co.uk in order to do so.
Please advise the name of the school, the age group, the person responsible at the school and a contact telephone number. You will then be sent a confirmation email that you have been accepted and forwarded further relevant information.
All finished bird houses must be delivered to a London address at the expense of the entrant. No responsibility will be taken for damaged deliveries or lost entries.
All finalists will be displayed at this years’ LANDSCAPE Trade Show Event in Battersea Park where they will be judged by a panel of industry experts.
They will then be on public view within Battersea Park after the event so that schools may visit and see the winning entries. (Further details to follow.)
For further information please contact:
Do check out the website for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, who have lots of facts and figures about birds and how to look after them.