The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way.

RSPB South Dorset Local Group

The South Dorset Local Group promotes the aims of the RSPB in the community. It organises a programme of field trips, evening talks and fund - raising events throughout the year, open to the general public as well as Group members. It also produces two newletters each year. Money raised by the Group supports RSPB projects locally, nationally and internationally.


Awards for All is a joint Lottery grants scheme, aimed at local communities. Grants of between 300 and 10,000 are awarded to local projects, aiming to extend access and participation, increase skill and creativity and improve the quality of life for people in the community.

The RSPB South Dorset Local Group received a grant of 9,852 to work with local primary school children on the Artwarblers project.

St John's CE Primary School

Chickerell Primary School

Primary schools within the Weymouth community. The source of our enthusiastic Year 5 pupils (The Artwarblers) and their staff.

Weymouth College of Further Education

A leading college providing educational skills in many key areas. A team of talented pupils from the media department produced the video film record of the Artwarblers project.

Sarah Gilpin

Sarah is a sculptor based in Portland who responds to the beauty and wonder of the natural world developing an awareness and enquiry into its formative processes. Her approach is to pay attention to the stone - the wood - the reeds; to explore their qualities, to develop a connection to the land, to discover how people have engaged with it through the centuries and across the globe. She hopes to reveal, re- present, and above all to share these stories of the earth and our relationship to it. Sarah is always happy to discuss an idea, commission or project.

Antonia Phillips

Antonia is a painter based in Swanage, Dorset. Her work celebrates the Purbeck coast and journeys to arctic island fringes - with colour, light and bird flight. She also runs community art projects for children locally.

Sibling Media

Our web designers, who specialise in producing multimedia and interactive content for education and entertainment.