EAGLE-EYED schoolchildren in East Lancashire are still being encouraged to take part in the world's biggest schools' wildlife survey.

Hundreds of pupils from across the county have already taken part with more than 800 children and teachers in Lancashire took part last year.

Emma Reed, RSPB education, families and youth manager in Northern England, said: "Taking part in Big Schools Birdwatch uses just one lesson or lunchtime so it's really fun and simple to set up, and it works for all ages.

"We hope that taking part will inspire schoolchildren in Lancashire about the wildlife they share their space with.

"The birdwatch is the perfect chance for children to experience nature first hand, make exciting discoveries.

"The results help provide our scientists with valuable information, so the children are helping to make a real difference for wildlife."

Schools have until Friday, February 23, to try and spot different species of birds in their playgrounds.