Flying the Nest show in Hadleigh teaches children to be good ‘birders’

Flying the Nest play at Cox Park, Hadleigh. The event is aimed at 4-10 year olds and introduces them

Flying the Nest play at Cox Park, Hadleigh. The event is aimed at 4-10 year olds and introduces them to ‘Hatchling College’, where they’ll learn all about native birds and how to be a good birder. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Youngsters sat in giant nests to watch an interactive show teaching them about birds.

The Flying the Nest show was organised by the Friends of Hadleigh Library on Monday as part of a series of events educating children.

Performers from Creative Arts East welcomed the children, aged 4-10, to the “Hatchling Academy”, where they learned about native birds and how to be a good ‘birder’.

Nearly 40 children attended the show in Cox’s Park, which featured music, puppetry, facts and fun, to bring the subject to life.

Gavin Talbot, trustee of the Friends of Hadleigh Library, said: “The main reason behind it was to do something nice for the kids and get them involved in the library more. We got some really nice comments back from the people who attended.”


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