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Nest Box Update – Friday 15th May

It would appear that overnight the chicks in our nest box have died. As they were not old enough to fly we can only presume that they have not left the nest by choice. A short piece of footage from the middle of the night shows that there were only three of the five left, this morning there is only one and no mother bird.

There is no evidence of any foul play – the nest box is undisturbed and the camera would have moved had the lid been moved. The hole on the nest box is, we think, too small for most predators, The chicks are nowhere to be seen in the school grounds. The only thought we have at the moment is that it maybe the chicks were ill (even though they seemed healthy yesterday) and the mother decided to remove them. However unlikely that seems it is the only explanation we can come up with at the moment.

We are all very sad that this has happened, The birds had been embraced by the whole school community, and indeed in other school communities around the world. It is, however, a lesson in the fragility of life. The purpose of having the nest box camera is so that the children can see the wonders of new life. Last year we were fortunate enough to see the chicks grow up and leave the nest, this year we have not been so fortunate. Such is the way of nature.

Despite this sad news we will keep the camera in place for next year. Hopefully then we will be able to experience all the excitement and wonder we had this year but with a much happier outcome.


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Following our most recent inspection we are delighted to announce that Ofsted has judged Holy Trinity to be a ‘Good’ school in an overall very positive report.

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