School to be part of dragonfly project

FAMILIES of Birchen Coppice Primary School in Kidderminster are being invited to take part in a new family learning project which is running throughout June.

The aim of the project, entitled Have You Ever Seen a Dragon Fly, is to raise parents’ and children’s learning aspirations by gathering and presenting wildlife data.

The project is in partnership with the school, Worcestershire County Council Libraries Family Learning team and The National Trust in Croome.

Worcestershire county councillor, Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member with responsibility for localism and communities, said: “This is an exciting example of the fun and innovative opportunities that our Libraries and Learning Service provide for families who want to learn together.

“By working in such a collaborative way with Croome and Birchen Coppice School, the family learning team have been able to put together a creative project which I am sure will provide a really positive experience for the families taking part.”

Over the course of four weeks, families will study dragonflies through visits to Croome Park, culminating in ICT focused activities at the school.

The outcome of the projects will be exhibited in Kidderminster Library in July.

Amy Forster-Smith, house and visitor experience manager at Croome, said: “We are looking forward to working with local families as Wildlife Monitors.

“With Croome being such a haven for wildlife there will be lots to record.”

The council hope that participating parents will be motivated to encourage their children to take part in other library initiatives, including the Summer Reading Challenge – for children aged four to 12 to read six books during the summer holidays.

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