We’re very happy to be able to welcome excellent educators back to RSPB Sandwell Valley and, after a long break, have been really enjoying working with visiting school groups to explore our beautiful nature reserve.

In celebration of World Teachers Day, we spoke to a couple of our wonderful schools on reserves volunteers. 

Wendy said: “As a retired teacher I love working with children at RSPB. It is such a delight for them to see nature come alive. Many children don't have open spaces to explore, and RSPB Sandwell provides this environment, and it is a privilege and exciting to be a part of this.”

Teresa added: “I love volunteering with the school groups as it gives children who sometimes have very little experience of the natural world the opportunity to engage with nature. You can't beat practical, hands-on learning and it's a joy to see the children make discoveries and connect with nature. Helping instil an interest and respect for nature is important for the future of all of us.”

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