This year Webster’s High Junior Science group has been working on a Red Squirrel Project. The pupils learnt about red squirrels, where they live, what they like to eat, where they would be able to see red squirrels in our local area, and invited in the local wildlife ranger to give a talk about squirrels. Pupils prepared and manned a stall in the school at lunchtime and interval during National Squirrel Week to raise awareness of the plight of red squirrels.
Activites that have been undertaken include raising money for the Squirrel Trust by selling squirrel biscuits and bags that pupils have made during Home Economics lessons. A map of Kirriemuir for pupils to mark on where they had spotted red squirrels in the community was issued along with information cards about red squirrels that the pupils had produced. The pupils are also making squirrel boxes and later this year will go and put the boxes up in the local wood with our local ranger’s assistance.