Build the Change Tuesday: Build for Birds Live Lesson

Hosted in partnership with the LEGO Group, our Build for Birds live lesson will help your 7-14-year-old students understand how they can make schools into safer homes and spaces for our feathered friends to rest, feed and shelter in.

We also have a special guest expert joining us – Lara Nouri, who is going to share some exciting information with students about the career prospects in this field. Get ready to be inspired!

What to expect:

UK bird species are in decline because of habitat loss. This is where Build for Birds comes in! In this lesson, we want to empower students to help make their schools into safer homes and spaces for our feathered friends to rest, feed and shelter in.

Join us on Tuesday, January 23rd, for a FREE live lesson which will:

  • Teach your class all about bird species and biodiversity on location at WWT London Wetland Centre
  • Introduce them to environmental careers with our guest expert Lara Nouri.
  • Improve their creative problem-solving skills.

The best bit is you won’t even have to lift a finger or plan a single thing! 

Our interactive online lesson will explore why birds are under threat, and inspire your class to design innovative solutions to help our feathered friends.

This lesson will be filled with opportunities to learn through play and filled with unique games and quizzes. This lesson is perfect for ages 7-14 and supports PSHE, science, maths and design and technology curricula. 

By the end of the lesson, your pupils will have a new appreciation for the natural world and will feel empowered to use their creative thinking to protect our planet.

What you need:

  • Access to the internet in your classroom.
  • Pens and paper for the live lesson.
  • Start collecting bits of recycling or LEGO® bricks now so you’re prepared to enter our design competition!

You’ll have time after the lesson to take part in the Big School Birdwatch and create your designs ready to share with the world and win some amazing prizes! The competition will close on the 5th of March.


Click here to register!

Meet our experts!

WWT London Wetland Centre

During our live lesson, our wildlife expert will take us on an on-site tour of the amazing London Wetland Centre. We are happy to share this message from our friends for anyone who would like to find out more about this location!

Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to teach your students about wetland wildlife? Look no further than London Wetland Centre!

London Wetland Centre offers a range of educational visit packages that cater to learners of all ages and skill levels. Their curriculum-linked learning sessions, pre- and post-visit session plans, and interactive resources are all designed to help enhance children’s learning and provide them with a real-life, hands-on experience.

As one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor education, they can deliver an action-packed day of exploration and discovery that your students won’t soon forget. So why not join us and get up close and personal with wetland wildlife from the UK and around the world?

Click here to find out more!

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Access our News Detectives: Build the Change articles for even more sustainability inspiration!

Build the Change Tuesday is our free, weekly sustainability resource for 7 – 14-year-olds, designed for busy teachers looking for a quick, preparation-free activity. During our competition, each News Detectives will feature a bird-themed story to inspire your pupil’s competition entries.

This sustainability resource was created in partnership with the LEGO Group®, and The Day allows students to think critically about, discuss and debate a new sustainability issue every single week. It’s ideal for settling students into the day, and developing reading, comprehension and discussion skills. 

Click here to register for this FREE weekly resource.

Build the Change Tuesday is a sustainability resource brought to you by The Day and the LEGO Group®, which forms part of our News Detectives programme, a no-fuss daily dip into the news for ages 8 – 13. A different theme every day of the week.