Earthworms play a crucial role in the production of our food. They live underground in the soil, feeding on decaying materials and turning them into fertile soil which is perfect for growing healthy crops and plants. Worms also play a vital role in the food chain providing food for lots of other animals such as birds and hedgehogs.
|Hibernating Earthworm © Roger Key|
Buglife has produced a number of supplementary earthworm worksheets that you can download from our website. The worksheets cover topics highlighted in the National Curriculum, Science, Key Stage 1 and 2, Scientific Enquiry and Life Processes and living things.
Buglife are holding two fun and educational competitions:
|Children's author Julia Donaldson, creator of The Gruffalo, will be |
judging the Wonderful Worms Poetry Competition!
All primary schools across the UK are invited to take part with great prizes on offer including a free bug day for the school and a desktop wormery.
Worm Week runs from 23 to 29 March but the competitions close on 30th April this will allow you time to prepare your activities and submit your results.
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Thank you to News International and Wiggly Wigglers for their kind donations towards Worm Week.