On Wednesday 19 September Year 2 boys visited the Woolley Firs Environmental Education Centre. The trip started differently to others - the boys didn't have to wait for a coach as they were walking to their destination!
The rain held off and the boys enjoyed exploring habitats in the Thicket. On arrival at Woolley Firs the group met two skilled and experienced leaders, who showed the boys around Woolley Firs and the wonderful area surrounding it.
After introductions, the group investigated the creatures that live in the pond and meadow, searched for mini beasts with sweep nets, went bug-hunting in the meadow and had a go at pond-dipping - even managing to find a baby newt!
After pond dipping, the group made their way into the classroom and used guides and keys to identify and classify creatures. They learnt about life cycles, food chains and the adaptations of animals to their different habitats. The boys certainly felt like they were scientists on a 'Habitat Safari'!
Poonam Bharj, Junior Boys Teaching Assistant, said:
“We had a wonderful day at Woolley Firs, it was a great learning experience.
It was a fantastic opportunity for the boys to enhance their communication skills with each other, they worked brilliantly in their teams and asked lots of questions about all sorts of mini beasts and animals around the area.”
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