On Thursday, Year 3 went to Colchester Zoo for the day to learn about endangered creatures. Both classes were allowed to visit as many animals as they could during the day. They also visited the Kalahari Theatre for a talk.
Which of these items has the most effect of the environment if is removed?
Which of these items is the most valuable?
Answers can be found on the Year 3 wall display when you visit school for Parent and Teacher Consultations!
The children were very knowledgeable about saving the environment. You might have found that they have been turning lights off or making sure that your television hasn’t been left on standby after this talk!
Feeding the lorikeets and giraffes was a highlight of the day. Some of the children had never been to the zoo before so coming close to these creatures was exciting and a little daunting but everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, even if the giraffe’s exceptionally long tongue left a lot of slobber over our hands!
Any groups that managed to get a ride on the Lost Madagascar Express were treated to a walk through the lemur enclosure. Some children (and adults) were lucky enough to have a lemur or two decide that they wanted to investigate us; they landed on us and were quite happy to sit and pose for photos. Rio said that the lemurs were heavier that he expected them to be.
On our way back to the coach, Jack announced, “This is the best school trip ever!”, I think a lot of the children agreed with him. We hope that Mrs Terris, Mrs Court, Mrs Pickett and Mrs Bartley enjoyed it too – thank you so much for coming with us.