Gemma Collins, 1st class winner, with pupils from 1st class who were given highly commended certificates in the Garden Bird Survey competition at Kilmagner National School. Also included is Dr Daire O hUallachain from Teagasc and members of the Kilmagner National School Parents' Committee and Coolagown Development Group. (ES)

Pupils in Kilmagner National School showed their understanding and attentiveness for nature in this year’s Garden Bird Survey, which was open to pupils from 1st to 4th class in the school between February and May.

The aim of the initiative was to raise awareness and promote an understanding of the many 50 plus types of garden birds as well as wildlife in general.

On Tuesday, the results of the survey were announced and the winners from each of the classes were presented with prizes.

The participating pupils were asked to identify the birds, to record the most frequent visitors and to take photographs of the birds they like best.

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Eoin Scanlon works as a reporter in our Fermoy office, based in MacCurtain Street. From Ballyduff in Co Waterford, Eoin was educated locally in St Michael’s National School, Ballyduff and Blackwater Community School, Lismore. He has recently graduated from the University of Limerick with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and New Media. Previously, Eoin wrote for the Munster Express in Waterford City.He can be contacted on 087-3216573 or by email