Pupils at an Abingdon primary school spent time making bird feeders for the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch.

The RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) asked people to spend an hour at the weekend watching the birds in their patch, so they could take note of the ones that landed.

Pupils at Rush Common School were among those taking part.

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The school posted on Facebook last week: "Wildlife Club has been busy preparing for RSPB's Birdwatch this afternoon!

Herald Series: Pupils at Rush Common School"We hope everyone takes a moment this weekend to watch for birds in their garden - let us know what you see!"

Trudi Rowland, who runs the wildlife club at the school, said: "I love being able to share my knowledge about birds and wildlife with the children. They got really messy but loved making the bird feeders."

Rush Common School is in Hendred Way and is part of Abingdon Learning Trust.

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