East Cowton School Visit

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

Key Stage One pupils from East Cowton Primary School visited the reserve today.  They spent the morning on a minibeast safari, looking at the different habitats invertebrates live in, and pond dipping where tadpoles, snails and leeches were found.  The children were glad to learn that the Horse Leech does not suck blood but ingests smaller invertebrates it finds on the bottom of the pond with its ten eyes!

After a quick lunch the class headed out on a habitat walk.  Detective skills learnt during the morning were put to good use as we dicovered tracks, egg shells and feeding signs of many animals who live at Foxglove.

(3) Comments:

Class One, East Cowton responded on 3rd May 2012 with...

Thankyou to all of the Foxglove Covert staff, we had a fantastic day, When we got back to school we asked the children their favourite part of the day and they said ‘All of it!”
Helen Larkin
Class One Teacher

Class One pupils responded on 4th May 2012 with...

“I really enjoyed playing in the water” from Evie.
“I enjoyed everything!” from Max.
“I liked the dogs” from Ella.
“I loved dinnertime” from Josh.
“I absolutely adored the water bit” from Daniel.
“I loved it when Tolly lay down and didn’t want to get back up!” from Rebecca.
“I loved it when I stroked the dog” from Ben.
“I l liked making the water change direction.” from Allissia.
“I loved everything, especially the water bit when we made it go deep and then let it go” From Jasmine.
“I liked all of it but especially when Adam told us about the pepper bat ” from Jack.
” I liked it when we went pond dipping and found lots of tadpoles and slugs and snails.” from Ziza.
“I loved it when we wet in the water, went pond dipping and fed the water voles.” from Joseph.
“I absolutely adored everything but I especially liked feeding the water voles and have they eaten the apples yet? from Charlotte.

Linda Bainbridge responded on 5th May 2012 with...

I came with East Cowton CE Primary School as a parent volunteer, and I had a wonderful day! The Foxglove Covert staff were very friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic, and we unearthed all sorts of wonderful beasties. All of the children (and adults!) had a great day and learned lots.

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