A Puffin Season on Burhou is an exciting project offering schools in the South East of England and the Channel Islands the opportunity to bring the fascinating life of the puffin live into their classrooms. Using the charismatic puffin as a focal point, this project links directly to the Keystage 1 & 2 curriculum, and is an effective way of teaching Science and Literacy skills, and promoting pupil creativity.
In late April / early May 2013 one hundred and seventy-five pairs of Atlantic Puffins will return to the small island of Burhou which is situated two kilometres north-west of Alderney to breed. The seabirds will live and raise their young on the rocky coastline for a few months before they return to sea with their young, in the Puffin’s case their ‘puffling’ chicks.
To record this amazing passage of events the Alderney Wildlife Trust and South East Grid for Learning Associates will be using state of the art technology to enable pupils in schools to follow the story in their classrooms and at home.