Published: October 13, 2012
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.

The 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.

"The 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

"They 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."


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