The pupils in Years 3 – 5 had a wonderful time at How Hill Environmental Study Centre on Thursday 30th June. The children went on a habitat walk through different woodlands, identifying tree species and invertebrates en route. Some deer tracks were also spotted by our eagle-eyed pupils! The next stop was a bird hide where we were lucky enough to see a heron.
After that, we went down to the broad to learn about the wherry boats. There are only ten left in the world, so it was a privilege to experience one first hand. The children saw Miss Hopwood take down the mast and got to discover what life was like on board. We liked the cabins! The day ended with some successful dyke dipping. Our guide, Emma, was very impressed that we caught a dragonfly nymph, a rare find. She said it was the biggest she’d ever seen!