Our Headmaster, an avid ornithologist, led our pupil eco-committee on a fascinating walk around the school campus and Alton Water to spot the 12 birds of RHS. Adorned with binoculars and a telescope, their first spot of the walk was our resident peregrine falcon, who currently nests in the school clocktower. They managed to spot a good number of birds, including a jackdaw, black-headed gull, coot, blue tit, hedge sparrow, tufted duck, pied wagtail, as well as some magpies and a Canadian goose!
Mrs Hellmann, who leads the Eco-Committee, comments, "We decided that it would be interesting to learn about the different birds that we can find on our own school property and surrounds. In this way we can educate and possibly inspire other pupils and staff at RHS to learn more about the nature living in their school environment, which in turn will inspire them to care further about the area in which we live. We hope that this is something we can do on a regular basis with other pupils."
Sophie W in Year 11 said "It was really interesting to learn about the wildlife around us at school and particularly to see the school's resident peregrine falcon so up close through the telescopic lens."