As part of our provision at Etone College we have a broad and balanced curriculum that involves giving pupils the chance to experience the full wonders of the world. Whilst the classroom is an important arena for learning we are passionate about our pupils getting to explore the world first hand and as part of this have a full program of trips and visits to support our pupils.
This week our year 7 Geographers were taken to Twycross Zoo on the first Monday back after half term.
The theme of the day was Biodiversity and to that end they had the opportunity to undertake a biodiversity workshop, guided tour from a zoologist and supervised exploration of key animal enclosures.
Not only did pupils get the chance to experience the regular zoo but the access backstage gave them an opportunity to get up close to the animals in a way that would not have been possible usually. With some of the most beautiful butterflies and an extremely old tortoise to the gigantic giraffes and rhinos there was something to interest all.
From a geographical perspective, the trip emphasised the importance of conservation and the protection of critically endangered species and considering our termly value of ‘Being Supportive’ it was a great opportunity for our pupils to consider how we can support our environment and do our bit to help.
As always, our pupils were complimented on how well they behaved and continued to build a strong name for Etone College. Well done to all.