MAY 00] WARWICKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST NEWS
Studious Kids Rewarded With Zoo Visit
from four schools in Coventry and Rugby will visit London Zoo next
week as part of a celebration of an after-school project run by
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.
37 youngsters are going to the zoo on Thursday 25 May courtesy of the
Department for Education and Employment.
were all involved in an after-school study support project piloted by
the education team at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre.
6 pupils from Frederick Bird Primary in Hillfields, Coventry and St
Margaret’s Primary, Wolston were involved along with Year 7 children
from Sidney Stringer Community Technology College in Hillfields,
Coventry and Bilton High School in Rugby
£10,000 grant from the DfEE enabled Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to
transport the children from their school to Brandon Marsh for
activities designed to support parts of the science curriculum as well
as developing social skills.
included measuring and ageing trees, a study of pond creatures and
birds, and discovering more about rabbits, bats and trees.
London Zoo the children will meet and be presented with certificates
by David Bellamy.
visit will be a way of rewarding the children for their voluntary
participation in the scheme and give them the opportunity to explore
the exhibits at the zoo.
the day there will be children from two other Wildlife Trusts involved
in the project, London and Northumberland as well as other partners in
Oakley, Education Officer at the Trust, said:
is no doubt this project has been a success. Not only were the
children extremely enthusiastic and eager to learn more about
wildlife, but the teachers from the school involved have been
extremely supportive commenting on children’s increased enthusiasm
for science at school.
is sad to see this project come to an end but we hope we will be
able to provide more children with a similar experience with funding
from the New Opportunities Fund.”
person wanting more information on the educational opportunities for
children and schools offered by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust should
contact a member of the Education Team on 024 7630 8994 or 7630 8977.