Springwatch crew meets young nature lovers

Springwatch Extra filming at Benhall St Mary's Primary School. The morning gave pupils a taste of ho

Springwatch Extra filming at Benhall St Mary's Primary School. The morning gave pupils a taste of how television programmes are put together and the different roles of the crew. Photo by James Jenkins. - Credit: James Jenkins

Schoolchildren spent the day as stars of Springwatch as the BBC series visited to film the pupils’ own wildlife ventures.

Springwatch Extra filming at Benhall St Mary's Primary School. Finally, the presenter of Springwatch

Springwatch Extra filming at Benhall St Mary's Primary School. Finally, the presenter of Springwatch Extra helped put up cameras to try and capture footage for the live show. Photo by James Jenkins. - Credit: James Jenkins

For the second year, Benhall Primary, near Saxmundham, featured on the programme beamed around the country from RSPB Minsmere reserve.

This time, Springwatch Extra presenter, Lindsey Chapman dropped by to see how the pupils have learned about nature around them.

Deputy head, Katie Jenkins said: “They were particularly interested in the tracking cameras we set up around the school over the last two or three weeks. We managed to get a hedgehog and a field mouse on our rodent cam.”

The children were due to make an appearance on Springwatch Extra and in the audience of Springwatch Unsprung yesterday.

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