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Pupils from Bourne Westfield visit zoo

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Year 1 children from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, had the

fantastic opportunity to visit Hamerton Zoo this term as part of

their ‘Animal Antics’ topic. Whilst at the zoo, they received an

animal talk from a zoo expert, where they could handle different

animal skins and learn how to group animals into categories:

mammals, birds, amphibians or reptiles. The children were able

to get up close to an albino pygmy hedgehog, a snake and a

little parrot who was shy at first but soon found her confidence

and landed on a few of the children to say hello! One child

commented, “Wow there are so many animals here - it’s amazing! I

am going to bring my mummy and daddy another day to teach them

lots of new facts!”

All of the adults on the trip were impressed with the excellent

questions and mature behaviour from all of the pupils. Deputy

Headteacher, Kat Finch, explained; “It was fantastic to see the

children so engaged and excited. They were continuously asking

questions about the animals and their habitats. We even saw

feeding time at the zoo which was really fascinating to watch.”

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