– Read the new RED SQUIRRELS IN MY GARDEN, by Craig Shuttleworth and Liz Halliwell, published in 2018 by ESI for Welsh schools: English version or Welsh version.
– Do Red Squirrels Need Our Help?
Primary Teachers Reds Alert
Introduce red squirrel conservation to your classes with the Red Squirrel Education Pack
Most schoolchildren in the UK will not have seen a red squirrel. Fewer still will have seen one in the wild. The Red Squirrel Education Pack has been created to raise awareness of the plight of the native British squirrel and of the conservation efforts to help them regenerate. Suitable for KS2 classes, the Red Squirrel Education Pack is a cross-curricular resource designed to last a teacher a half-term with exciting and stimulating activities in Science, Mathematics, Geography, Home Economics, English, Music, Art, Public Speaking and Drama. Students will enjoy the varied exercises which will gradually add to their understanding of the issues involved and ultimately enable them to answer the question “Do red squirrels need our help?”
The work is made easy for the teachers as the stunning photocopiable slides are supplemented by a CD of audio material and detailed Teachers’ Notes which provide both a comprehensive method and the answers to the activities as well as suggesting engaging extension tasks. Students are required to work individually, in pairs and in small groups. The Red Squirrel Education Pack aims to develop the students’ confidence in speaking, in listening, in reading, in discussing and in forming and expressing opinions.
The Red Squirrel Education Pack was written by Olivia Kennaway who grew up at Escot Park in Devon where there is a Red Squirrel Enclosure for conservation purposes. Olivia created the Red Squirrel Education Pack initially for her final major project in her Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Degree; the striking photography of red squirrels in the pack is all her own work.
Her passion for the conservation cause led to her developing the Red Squirrel Education Pack further for actual use in KS2 classrooms. With input from experienced teachers, the Red Squirrel Education Pack has evolved to become the ideal way to educate the young of Britain about some very important natural world issues, key to the wildlife heritage of our island nation. Students are consistently captivated and inspired by Olivia’s beautiful still images of the squirrels. The thought-provoking varied activities then inspire them to learn more about their own role in preserving the native British red squirrel.
To find out more about the Red Squirrel Education Pack please click here.