My class and I took part in a research project entitled, ‘Bio Blitz’ in which we spent 1 hour at our developing Forest site and noted down as many examples of wildlife as we could. We had to categorise them into plants, animals and fungus and the children used whiteboards to record what they found and tally amounts. We had downloaded the ‘Seek’ app and INaturalist and were able to find out facts and information on our return to analyse the results.

This was a great way to broaden our knowledge of the wildlife living in our school environment and promote health and wellbeing all at the same time!