28/06/2011 06:41 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

School Bans Kids From Playground So Seagull Can Nest


A school in Cumbria has banned its pupils from playing in the school yard because a SEAGULL has built a nest in the middle of it.

Staff at Millom Infant School have declared the playground off limits amidst fears the gull could become aggressive.

The nest was spotted by a pupil last week. The little boy told his parents, who contacted the school where staff called the RSPB for advice. The school then fenced off the bird's nesting area so it could rear its chicks in safety.

Jan Procter, a reception teacher at the school said, said: 'We have a little outcrop in our playground and the seagull has spotted this and decided to make a nest and has laid two eggs. We rang the RSPB for advice and they told us seagulls are protected. We've not been able to use the playground and so we have to use our grassy area instead.'

The right decision? Or should measures have been taken to safely move the bird?