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15th February 2011, 02:11 PM #1
They're wild in this school!
Last night I was asked if science could have some software they purchased installed, I agreed as it was only for 4 teacher machines but they were all in use (finishing reports) till my time to leave last night. So first thing this morning I went to install this software, sat at the computer and began booting it when a little robin flew over and landed on the monitor, ive no idea how it got in but I proped the back door open and tryed to get it in that direction which didnt work, it was having way too much fun flying between the projector, board and cabinet.
I informed the other staff (the room was also empty till lunch time) that it was in there and the door was left open, all equiptment turned off and it didnt leave the room for almost another 2 hours
15th February 2011, 03:10 PM #2
Had a robin stuck in the stair well in ICT dept. It didnt want to go back out and was scaring the pupils so had to catch it and release it. Ninja reflexes and soft hands helped, as it semed quite comfy when I released it outside it flew a meter away and just stood there looking at me!! Strange!!!
Also had a squirrel stuck in one of the ICT rooms but didnt try and catch that as they can bite your finger off, so just eventually shoed it down the fire exit!!
Nowt like mixing a bit of naturewatch into every day school life!!!! You don't get that kinda interesting daily variation in industry!!!
15th February 2011, 03:18 PM #3
We get birds (often seagulls) in our atrium - the site manager shoots them with an air rifle
15th February 2011, 04:12 PM #4
We had a baby squirrel once, it was amazingly tame, found by a cleaner as she put her brush under the stair well and pulled it out with the squirrel sat on it! It was quite happy scurrying up to people for a bit of fuss and let you hold it with no problems... we were worried that if it got near any of the kids it might get hurt though so we released it in a nearby field...
15th February 2011, 04:14 PM #5
@Butuz the kids were scared of a Robin??
15th February 2011, 04:19 PM #6
We've had birds fly in and every year we have a duck who lays her eggs in one of our quads. We have to open the doors onto the field and she shepherds the chicks out when they hatch.
We also had a small bat get into one of the stair wells once.
15th February 2011, 04:27 PM #7
We get ducks swimming around on our playing fields. The water levels are rising, so they'll be back soon!
15th February 2011, 04:35 PM #8
We've had bats, frogs, birds, cats, dogs and I think a few lizards wandering around the school over the last few years. We mostly just leave them alone, as do the kids. The bat was very cute though.
15th February 2011, 11:22 PM #9
Don't think that would go down too well in many schools, we have had pheasants in a few times in the main corridor
Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey
16th February 2011, 12:08 AM #10
We have a regular visitor to my office (well i think its the same bird same type anyway! plus it knows how to get in our stupid window!) pops in every couple of weeks flys around a bit then goes out after 5/10 mins
after the 10/11th time i just tend to ignore it apart from shutting the door so it doesn't fly into the corridor.
16th February 2011, 08:51 AM #11
We have foxes. We have their stinking cr@p everywhere.
16th February 2011, 09:31 AM #12
- Rep Power
At my last school we had badgers living under the mobile block they had a habit of eating the network cables under the floors even through the steel channels. The teachers did seem less annoyed tho when we told them it wasn't the rats.:-)
16th February 2011, 09:39 AM #13
One school locally backs on to the heath and so has deer, squirrels (who caused a fire once chewing through wires), badgers, seagulls and rats.
The school has banned any snack in a packet like crisps (the children can bring them in a plastic box) as the rats and seagulls will pull the packets out of the bins.
My school just has a neighbours cat who is to be found asleep on a chair somewhere around every day!
16th February 2011, 12:02 PM #14
We had a deer with its head stuck in the railings a while back, also a tame very fat squirrel that eats all the fast food that the kids drop everywhere.
16th February 2011, 12:05 PM #15
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