St Abb's Head in the Scottish Borders is a national nature reserve, host to a rich variety of wildlife such as sea birds. The cliffs were formed by being pushed up out of the sea, as the continents of America and Europe were joined together.

This clip is from:
See You See Me, Southern Uplands
First broadcast:
6 February 2009

As a class, children could discuss the wildlife that is found on St Abb's Head nature reserve and why its surroundings are good for them. Teachers could use this clip as a starting place for a demonstration about how the continents were formed and a discussion on how it has become to be the way it is and how it is still changing. Children could also find other nature reserves in the United Kingdom and compare them. They could also compare our nature reserves with those found in other parts of the world. Teachers could pose the question "Why do we have nature reserves?'"