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Testimonials

“Planet Birdsong fits beautifully into the entire BirdLife area of work that encompasses birds, culture and society, embracing every aspect from the simple delight that people have in birds and their songs, through to challenging the increasing disconnect from nature that children (and adults) face in an urbanising world.”

John Fanshawe, Head of Development, Birdlife International
“What a wonderful way of introducing children - and adults - to one of the magical wonders of our planet. I will certainly want to encourage my Middle East conservation colleagues to use it, especially in Iraq, Kuwait and Yemen.”

Richard Porter, Environmental Co-ordinator, Nature Iraq, Birdlife International


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Feedback from a workshop with the Woodmeadow Trust
"Thanks for an amazing few days, for all the work you put into it and all the people you inspired to go on forays to the outside world with a new dimension"
Rosalind Forbes Adam, the Woodmeadow Trust

Feedback from a community workshop at Waveney and Blyth Arts, Suffolk
"This birdsong inspired education work is truly groundbreaking.…. combines cutting edge technology and exciting creative expression with first class musical and ornithological knowledge and expertise."
Jan Dungey, Waveney and Blyth Arts

Feedback from a participant in an event for land managers at Raveningham, Norfolk
This was a magical and inspired crack of dawn event... our native birds are all out there doing their thing. So hard to engage with them without someone to get you started, but once you get started with one or two, you have definitely stepped through the Wardrobe of Narnia. ​​Click here to read an article by Simon Barnes in The Spectator about this event

Feedback from Schools
"The team got them involved really quickly, and gave us great material for incorporating into maths, geography and science. The children loved taking the birdsong they'd recorded outside and putting it into Raven, Audacity and Thumbjam. It was really enjoyable and interesting".

The children learned three or four birds they'll be able to identify now and they will definitely continue with an interest in birds.
Sam Jones, Hopton Primary School.

"The children greatly enjoyed it, and are proud of the results of the work. Many were pleased to share the video with their families via the school website. I feel that your work really inspired the children, especially in the area of music. Thank you again for all you have done for our school."
Richard Williams, Holbrook Primary.

"We are extremely fortunate to have participated in this project"
Tamsin Young, teacher, Garboldisham Primary.

"a fantastic event...gave the children an understanding of the complex rhythms of birdsong and helped them to appreciate so many different aspects of music. A brilliant and stimulating educational idea!"
Simon Kingsley-Pallant, Dunhurst School.

"It was great to combine ICT and birdsong. An exciting opportunity for the children."
Class teacher, East Meon Primary.

"I listen to birdsong differently now. It was fantastic."
Pupil, aged 11.

"We learned so much about birds that we didn't know before."
Pupil, aged 10.