This summer, intu Eldon Square welcomes intu’s nationwide Big Birdhouse Tour in
partnership with Europe’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, and the shopping centre is hoping that schools and community groups in the region will take part in the campaign aimed at ‘Giving Nature a Home’.
The Big Birdhouse Tour will be at intu Eldon Square from Tuesday 26 July until Sunday 21 August, and will showcase 15 larger than life birdhouses. Each birdhouse has been individually and artfully designed by well-known British personalities to raise money for and awareness of the RSPB. Visitors will be able to enjoy birdhouses designed by famous faces including Jo Whiley, Vic Reeves and Steve Backshall.
As part of the Big Birdhouse Tour, intu Eldon Square would like to hear from local schools and community groups, representing children from 5 – 11, who would like to take part in the Big Birdhouse Challenge! Three groups will be selected to submit participants’ drawings of amazing and memorable wildlife moments, and every drawing submission will be showcased at intu Eldon Square in a special display area for the public to admire.
Each school/group chosen to be part of the project will receive an introductory visit from a guest speaker to inspire and spark children’s imagination with exciting wildlife footage and information. In addition, the school/group will receive a super ‘wildlife’ bundle of RSPB merchandise and equipment worth over £700. The ‘wildlife’ bundle includes nature books, bird feeders, nest boxes and much more, all chosen to enable the participants to continue to nurture their love for nature by ‘giving nature a home’ within their own environment.
Denise Tweedy, assistant marketing manager at intu Eldon Square , said:
“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with the RSPB on the Big Birdhouse Tour and helping to raise awareness of the importance of ‘Giving Nature a Home’. We hope that the amazing birdhouses and our school engagement programme will encourage even more people to get outside and discover the array of wildlife which can be found in our very own back garden. We’re really keen to hear from local schools who would like to be involved and would ask interested parties to contact me before Friday 10 June at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0191 2613119. Please visit intu.co.uk/birdhouse for more information.”