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Published on Apr 5, 2012
With funding from Forestry Commission Scotland and North Glasgow Arts Regeneration Network (NGARN), mIN developed an arts based project looking at local wildlife, especially birds, to raise awareness of local woodland area as well as global environmental issues such as climate change. The project targeted children at the school who come from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds with the overall aim to get parents involved too, supporting community integration across the community via an environmental arts themed project. Forming part of the North Glasgow Arts Trail, mIN worked with the school to develop the project in which pupils designed and made bird boxes and feeders. In addition to this, pupils were given the opportunity to learn more about the different species of birds in the local area, their behaviour patterns and habitat. Funding from the Forestry Commission was also used to develop the outdoors aspect of the project, providing opportunities for pupils to access woodland areas to find out about the natural habitat of birds and local wildlife, and also to discover more about the woodlands areas that are close to their school and homes. Facilitated by The Arts Tree: theartstree.co.uk/ Photography by Karen Gordon www.karengordonphotography.co.uk/