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New summer learning resources launched by Bennachie conservation group


By Kyle Ritchie

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The Bailies of Bennachie conservation group has a new summer section on its learning website for youngsters and their families.

It will have a particular focus on moths and caterpillars and users will be guided by the friendly giant Jock O'Bennachie.

The online programme for primary school children and their families is packed with interesting information and indoor and outdoor activities.

There are crafts and tips on finding moths and caterpillars outside.

The Doric tales in Jock’s resources have been a hit and the latest section has a brand new story "The adventure of Jock and Hector the Hairy Caterpillar". Filmed on location at Bennachie the story is told by Jackie Ross.

The new summer section on the Bailies learning website features a focus on moths and caterpillars.
The new summer section on the Bailies learning website features a focus on moths and caterpillars.

The Bailies learning officer Margaret Garden said: “There has been a fantastic response to our online learning programme from children, parents and teachers.

"As we all know this has been a challenging time for everyone involved in education. These resources on moths and caterpillars join the summer activities on birds, things that grow, and mini beasts so there is something there for everyone.

“There is an emphasis on fun with links to videos and games, tips for exploring and indoor activities for rainy days.

"We hope parents will be able to use these resources during the school holidays as an inspiration to help their children explore and appreciate the natural world.

“There are now more than 200 resources available for children to explore on our website with sections for every season.

"Although the programme is aimed at families of primary age children it can be enjoyed by any age – we have had a positive response from teenagers and pensioners.

To access the resources visit www.juniorbailies.org.uk or click "Fun" on the Bailies main website.


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