Year 8 students visit Chester Zoo!

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6th Mar 2023

On Monday 6th March 2023, Year 8 students visited Chester Zoo to explore the conservation work taking place, as part of their Science studies into ecosystems, adaptations and the effect that humans are having on the planet. 

Despite the grey clouds and regular intervals of rainfall, students thoroughly enjoyed venturing through the six regions of the globe, each one representing some of the planets most biodiverse habitats. Each area hosted a wonderful range of plants and animals, from the Monsoon Forest, home to orangutans, crocodiles, tropical birds and frogs, to the Asian elephants enclosure and Fruit Bat Forest, where students experienced walking (and ducking) through darkness, as bats flew freely above. 

The visit was a brilliant opportunity for staff and students to observe the behaviours of animals from around the globe, while getting a glimpse of the varied habitats in which these animals survive. While groups engaged with informative talks from the wildlife team at the zoo, movements, behaviours and social interactions were noted down as students completed research sheets and took the time to draw a creature of their choice. 

A wonderfully wild day all round!