BSW Timber has donated 89 bird boxes to primary schools in the areas in which it operates, with support from the RSPB.
The handmade open-fronted boxes were built using BSW’s easi-timber, and have been donated to encourage children in the local community to take an interest in local birdlife. The boxes have been distributed to a number of schools in Boat of Garten, Earlston, Fort William, Carlisle, Newbridge, Petersmuir and Dalbeattie.
BSW is supported in its efforts by the RSPB, which has distributed information booklets and leaflets to teachers and pupils. The material helps children identify different types of birds they might see using the boxes, such as robins, wrens and pied wagtails.
The children will be able to learn about different kinds of birds, how and when to feed them, and the uses of different types of boxes, as well as other features of their school grounds which are important to the habitats of birds.
Eve Johnson, marketing manager at BSW Timber said: “We’re pleased to be able to support local children and schools, and to encourage our communities to take care and interest in bird life. We’re grateful to the RSPB for supporting this initiative and hope that the children enjoy learning about their local bird life.”