Mental Health Awareness week 2021 encourages us to connect to nature, so perhaps one way to do this is to sit quietly with your class outside in the playground and listen to see how many birds you can hear. You may be surprised, even in the towns, how many birds you can hear. However, many of us do not have the skills of Chris Packham to be able to identify a bird from its song, so you may find the Chirpomatic app useful - £3.99 . You can record an unknown bird song using the app which will then try to identify it for you. This activity would fit nicely with some of the objectives in the Animals including Humans thread of the NC as well as developing listening and mindfulness skills.
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