Our education pages are designed for children at key stage 1 and 2. However, there are ideas and activities included that maybe suitable resource material for older and younger children too.
Each PDF file is designed to be either used independently, or alongside other materials to enrich a topic plan, taking the Barn Owl into each area of the curriculum.
© The materials can be photocopied for free use in schools and at home on the understanding they are copyright of the Barn Owl Trust.
The classroom resources are split into 3 key areas with ideas for lesson planning and a selection of educational activities and worksheets available for each.
The Wings of Change story
The classroom resources are designed to complement the Wings of Change story, which we deliver in schools across the South West, or is available on DVD presented by Nick Baker, English naturalist and television presenter, who you may know from Children’s BBC’s The Really Wild Show.
If you are using our teaching resources independently of seeing the Wings of Change DVD or a Barn Owl Trust school visit, then reading the Wings of Change story is an excellent starting point.
Download the Wings of Change story (short version).
Topic and project ideas
Our educational resources also work well in schools as part of other topics such as food chains, adaptations and habitats, nocturnal animals and classification or why not base a whole topic around owls and other birds in general? To get you started, have a read through our About the Barn Owl fact sheet and colouring sheet for a general overview of Barn Owl facts.
We hope that working with our educational resources will inspire you and the children you work with, and that it will encourage an increasing interest and awareness of both Barn Owls and the countryside.
More educational resources and ideas for children