Pupils launch 2020 wildlife charity calendar

A Perthshire school is celebrating the exceptional range of wildlife to be found on its grounds in the pages of a 2020 calendar, being sold in aid of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

The calendar features a dozen stunning wildlife images taken by photographer Rosanna Forbes. All of the profits from sales of the calendar will be donated to the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

Among the photographs featured in the pages of the calendar are birds such as a colourful kingfisher, a dipper, a tawny owl and a bullfinch. Also captured in the stunning selection of photographs are an inquisitive bank vole, a field mouse, a roe deer and a red squirrel.

Scotland is home to 75% of Britain’s red squirrels and the staff and pupils of Glenalmond College are proud that the school’s 300 acres of grounds are home to a thriving population of the endangered species.

Sasha Baldwin, who coordinates the school’s eco group, said she hoped the calendars would inspire pupils to take a pride in the wildlife which makes their homes in the school grounds, as well as raising money for an important charity.

She said: ‘We are incredibly fortunate to have such beautiful grounds which not only provide a stunning setting for our school – including our nine-hole golf course – but also offer a vital habitat for numerous species of wildlife,.

As well as wildlife featured in the calendar, Glenalmond is also home to hedgehogs, otters and pine martens.

The calendars, which could make the perfect Christmas gift, are priced at £8 each, or £9.50 including postage and packaging, and can be ordered by emailing info@glenalmondcollege.co.uk giving contact details or calling 01738 842000.