Awoke in a panic, not too unusually. Where was Oakwood School? The first school visit and I didn't know where it was. Ran to Tesco Express and a little help, every little does and a phone call of 'where are you?' "not far from Chichester," came the reply and a cycle ride eventually found the school entrance; only the drive down to the actual school seemed longer than the ride to the entrance. Oakwood, a Prep' school in the middle of lovely wooded parkland set around a large Georgian house. http://www.oakwoodschool.co.uk/
Bird feeders outside a classroom and eco projects growing, a school on it's way to a green flag. Meanwhile a coffee and a wait outside counting the birds, great-spot woodpeckers, 2; green woodpecker, 1; long-tailed tits, 7; nuthatch etc and then an assembly with lovely, enthusiastic children and then another coffee in the library before leaving for Jessie Young Husband School not too far away. http://www.jessieyounghusband.w-sussex.sch.uk/
Another assembly and then a tour of the school with children who were extremely proud of their eco work and why not? They'd got a smashing sensory garden with maze, composting and bird feeding areas and, as detailed on their website, were collecting plastic bottles to make a greenhouse. I've just seen that my assembly and visit are mentioned on the school's home page and unfortunately a photo has been added.
Time for birding .....