On Wednesday 13th February, the pupils in class 9 (Year 4) visited Woburn Safari Park.
The children were a credit to the school; they asked thoughtful questions, listened carefully and thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to learn more about the animals at Woburn.
As we journeyed through the safari park, we were very lucky to have a tour guide, on the coach, who shared with us his valuable knowledge about the animals. The animals were enjoying the sunshine and treated the children to amazing close up views.
The new lion, who has recently arrived from Germany, watched curiously as we stopped to gaze at him, the giraffes were enjoying their winter enclosure and the barbary macaques enjoyed jumping and playing all over the coach.
After a picnic lunch, the children listened attentively to a talk about animal adaptations, relishing the opportunity to touch an elephant’s tooth, a tusk and most of them were brave enough to stroke a python called Savannah!
The walking safari offered close up views of red pandas, penguins, capybaras, agoutis and giant tortoises. Our favourite encounter was with the lemurs who are so endangered because they rely on humans not cutting down and destroying their