Children get crafty for the RSPB and World Book Day

Children get crafty for the RSPB and World Book Day

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Sophie Flowers

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Children get crafty for the RSPB and World Book Day

Home-made instruments, feathered friends and sandwich boards have captivated children at Burchetts Green CE Infant School this week.

Yesterday the children enjoyed making music with instruments made out of recycled junk including plastic pots, bottles and cardboard tubes.

The school invited Saul Eisenberg and his junk orchestra to visit for a day of music, instrument building, recycling and environmental issues.

Reception teacher Emma Franks said: "The children had a wonderful time. The musician played his instruments and we had a junk instrument workshop and then they played music together. One child said it was magical."

Meanwhile artistic children painted watercolours of different birds spotted in the school's woodland grounds.

In an exclusive exhibition at Maidenhead Library this week, ending on Friday, the children's paintings went on show to mark the RSPB's Big Garden Bird Watch.

And on Wednesday last week the children celebrated World Book Week by copying the cover of their favourite book and wearing these on a sandwich board paraded round the school hall.

See our slideshow of the children's bird paintings below.

 

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