Year 8 visited Foxburrow Farm, managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, on their Field Day trip this week, where they took part in a variety of activities.
Students began with pond dipping where they were given identification charts to work with in order to identify the types of creatures found, and then moved on to assessing the quality of the pond water. They were also tasked with an animal identification activity which involved observing the skulls of animals in order to identify them.
Students also visited the orchard to discover invertebrates, and found a rare species of newt that lives in this area of Suffolk – the Great Crested Newt, which is now a protected species.
Next was a visit to the forest where we learnt about leaves and their distinctive features, creating a key to help find out what type of leaf and which tree leaves originate from.
The trip was great fun, a super learning opportunity as well as the chance to learn and recognise how important it is to keep safe and conserve all wildlife, not just that found in Suffolk.