February 4, 2016
Highbridge school pupils head to Bristol Zoo for animal learning lecture

A group of Highbridge pupils have visited Bristol Zoo for a day of animal learning.

The Year 12 and 13 students from King Alfred School visited the city's zoo for a fascinating lecture which involved observing many types of animal behaviour.

"The pupils studied meal worms directly for their innate behaviours. Students role-played latent learning in Mountain Lions and operant conditioning in seals. They were also tested in groups for their own problem solving behaviours," said a spokesman.

"One of the highlights of the session was holding giant land snails and analysing them for their habituation behaviour."

"This was followed closely by touching a Coral Snake and discussing its mimicry of a dangerous species."

Pictured: Left to right, Leah Ward, Issy Bolitho, Evie Croxford, Jacob Baker, Louise Coleman and Science Teacher Mr Andrew Williams

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