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Abbey Hill at North Shore News! 7RS trip to Kirkleatham Owl Centre

29th January 2017

Abbey Hill at North Shore News! 7RS trip to Kirkleatham Owl Centre

On Tuesday 17th January, the students in 7RS went to Kirkleatham Owl Centre for a hands on educational experience. This visit was in line with our topic work, Predator! We have been learning all about animals, ecosystems, the food chain, predator and prey. We had a look around the bird aviaries first and had a chance to feed the rabbits and guinea pigs. A volunteer called Penny led a fantastic show and tell session which included a range of animals for the students to learn about and handle. We handled animals including bearded dragons, rats, snakes, tortoise, guinea pigs and a barn owl named Jeffrey!

After lunch we were given a flying display from the bird handler Craig. The bird we saw flying was a Caracara called Stanley. We learned about what they hunt to eat and about their behaviour in the wild.

 Before we went home, we had chance to buy a souvenir to remind us of our trip. We would like to say a big thank you to the staff at Kirkleatham Owl Centre for a really fantastic visit.

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