We have been learning about birds at school and a visit to Radical Raptors was arranged so that we could learn more about birds of prey in particular. We were welcomed by Janet and Dennis. The children were given an opportunity to hold the owls and a falcon, as well as watch birds hunting and catching rats (pretend ones). The last bird we were introduced to was a vulture called Mr Bones. Although he caused much excitement, he was quite intimidating with his very noisy approach as well as the mere size of him. We eventually asked Dennis to put him back in his enclosure! After a lovely picnic at the Heath we returned to school to have Aidan sell us ice lollies for tuck. “The best day ever!” the Grade R’s told me.
15 March 2013