Our Years 5, 6, and 7 students visited Chester Zoo on Wednesday, 25th May.
Chester Zoo has a HUGE team of conservationists, scientists, educators, veterinary experts, botanists, wildlife managers, animal behaviourists, endocrinologists, and environmental policy influencers who are working together to FIGHT ANIMAL EXTINCTION. The Zoo is a major wildlife charity that is making an important contribution to addressing the global extinction crisis at a critical time.
The trip's focus was "Evolution and Adaptations," and they had a lesson in the zoo looking at the scalp shapes of carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores and how they have adapted to their diet. After the lesson, pupils had their lunch and then had the afternoon to explore the sights of the Zoo themselves.
Dr. Rob Hughes who teaches science and was at the trip accompanying the children said:
All these experiences are enriching and character building, we believe in holistic education and that’s why our teaching goes beyond the classroom.