Search

Beckton pupils enjoy rare sight of Sage, the eagle owl

10:34 20 January 2013

Sage the Eurasian Eagle Owl visits year one pupils at Winsor Primary School

Sage the Eurasian Eagle Owl visits year one pupils at Winsor Primary School

Archant

Youngsters at a primary school were treated to the rare sight of a large eagle owl that has a wing span of six feet.

The children at Winsor Primary School in East Ham Manor Way in Beckton spent the afternoon learning about Sage who attracts a great deal of attention on account of her size. The children, in Year 1, have been learning about owls in the past year.

Sage is still considered a baby owl at 18 months, despite her size, and was accompanied by her owner Ian Berkwick, a former pupil of the Beckton school. He still has family members in Newham and is a regular visitor to the borough.

Ian is setting up an historical arboretum in Devon as a holiday destination in which people can interact with animals and wildlife.

Ian also uses Sage’s appearances across southern England to help him raise funds for a variety of charities including Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ian, who was born in Newham, was also one of the first children to be helped by the charity Community Links.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

08:00
Hoskins Close residents won a victory on mould in their homes

Tenants and residents celebrated a victory against mould by baking “mouldy” gingerbread house biscuits for the council.

Yesterday, 15:45
Representatives from What You Do Matters with the shoeboxes

Supporters of What You Do Matters have helped the organisation smash their Toy Appeal target by collecting 339 shoeboxes full of gifts.

Yesterday, 11:40
Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left:  Rhyanne Gasper, 14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, and Harshika Partheepan, 4 months, from Newbury Park, with volunteers from the Kindness Offensive Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Children being treated in hospital over Christmas received hundreds of gifts in a surprise visit by well-wishers.

Royal London Hospital
Yesterday, 11:19
The cellar in Betty's old house where she cowered as a child

From the baby-sized gas mask to the make-shift beds, Betty Sexton has had a poignant year saying goodbye to her old belongings.

London

Most read news

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition