Jaw-opening visit to Bristol Zoo for Highbridge school students
200 Geography students from Highbridge's King Alfred School enjoyed
a jaw-opening visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens this week.
pupils made the visit as part of their study of 'extreme environments'
and had great fun experiencing first-hand what it is like to be
in the desert and rainforest that they have been learning about
in their recent lessons.
focus of the visit was to find out how different animals adapt
to survive in different environments and the students were lucky
enough to meet three live animals face-to-face in the education
sessions," the school's Simon Aylward told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
met hissing cockroaches and a king python from the rainforest
biome and in the arctic biome they met a ferret, a close relative
of the arctic stoat. They also had pictures taken with the zoo's
very own life-size polar bear artefact!"
"The staff and students all had an enjoyable day and learnt
a lot - a very big thank you goes to the support staff who came
on the four days of trips."