Bower Birds in Schools

Children from Sevenoaks Primary School recreate a Bower Bird nest using wooden sticks and junk.
Sally Hampson, Bower Birds, Sevenoaks Primary School workshop.
Children from Sevenoaks Primary School recreate a Bower Bird nest using wooden sticks and junk.
Sally Hampson, Bower Birds, Sevenoaks Primary School workshop.
Children from Sevenoaks Primary School recreate a Bower Bird nest using wooden sticks and junk.
Sally Hampson, Bower Birds, Sevenoaks Primary School workshop.
Children from Sevenoaks Primary School recreate a Bower Bird nest using wooden sticks and junk.
Sally Hampson, Bower Birds, Sevenoaks Primary School workshop.
Children from Sevenoaks Primary School recreate a Bower Bird nest using wooden sticks and junk.
Sally Hampson, Bower Birds, Sevenoaks Primary School workshop.

Primary school children constructing 'bowers' of bowerbirds and researching these fascinating birds.

Alongside her Bower Birds exhibition at London Zoo, a number of fascinating created 'bowers', love nests woven and furnished by small birds for the purpose of attracting mates, artist Sally Hampson ran education projects with Fairleigh House School, Pimlico, London, and Year 2 of Sevenoaks County Primary School, Kent, looking at the entrancing behaviour of the bower birds. The children played the parts of bower birds, building bowers from leaves, twigs and grass and finding "treasures" to decorate them.

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