Taunton School at Dusk

Year 4 take a walk on the wild side

Posted: 12th June 2016

ON the Tuesday before the half-term holiday, the Year 4 children set off on an adventure to Bristol Zoo to link in with their cross-curricular topic this term, the Rainforest. The day was a huge success, with the sun shining as an added bonus!

The children were lucky enough to take part in a ‘Rainforest Experience’ workshop run by some of the Educational Team at the zoo. This talk took place in the Education and Conservation Centre and was a great opportunity for the children to show off their learning. They also got to see and touch some real creepy crawlies, including a hissing cockroach and a giant thorny stick insect!

Year 4 discussed why the rainforest habitat is teeming with life, and explored what we can do as individuals to protect the rainforests of the world, which are rapidly disappearing. The children all participated with enthusiasm, with some ‘digging deep’ in order to find the courage to hold a hissing cockroach!

We stopped for a picnic lunch on one of the beautiful lawns, which was followed by the opportunity to explore the different zones in the zoo. A great day was had by all, with the children representing TPS very well. In fact, one lady in the Butterfly House remarked, “I have never seen a better behaved group of children”. Well done, Year 4!

Laura Page

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