Gratnells supports the big schools’ birdwatch

by Fellowship Agency May 18, 2017

Gratnells, manufacturers and marketers of Britain’s best known and most widely used range of storage systems for over 40 years, has supported the RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch initiative, encouraging children to become part of the world’s biggest wildlife survey.

The company appealed to schools across the UK to enter a competition to win a Gratnells deep tray full of bird food, as well as three additional trays to mix the food in and some RSPB worksheets, by liking and sharing a post on its Social Media platforms.

Big Schools’ Birdwatch, which runs from 3rd January to 17th February, is an educational activity bringing children closer to nature, takes just an hour and is suitable for all ages and abilities.  The RSPB website – – provides more information and a download facility for resources to help schools participate.

To support the competition, Gratnells Facebook and Twitter pages displayed some bird themed #WhatsInMyTray ideas, with the famous storage trays being used as bird baths and bird feeders hung from tree branches.  The original post was picked up by the RSPB who reposted saying “Think it’s great and probably a good idea that we would like to share.”

The competition was a great success, with lots of likes, shares and comments and the winning Facebook submission came from Dawn Deacon who posted “The school where I teach is working towards the Silver award in the Eco Schools project and the bird feeding tray and seeds will be ideal to increase biodiversity within the school grounds.”