The whole of year 7 visited Marwell Zoo with the science department this July 2022. They went over two days by coach, 120 each day, accompanied by their science teachers. The trip was to look specifically at the adaptations of a number of chosen species. They completed worksheets and identified their favourite animal, along with its adaptations for homework. Everyone really enjoyed seeing so many different animals and we all had our favourites, be it the huge Rhinos, tall Giraffes, or the snakes. The students listened to a short talk about the adaptations of the Giraffe. They saw the skull and one vertebra of the Giraffe and now know how it has such a long neck, with only the same number of vertebrae as a human. This was well delivered and the students asked many great questions.
The weather was hot, but we all managed to keep cool and hydrated, covering a huge 13000 number of steps around the zoo. Overall, the feedback from the students was that it was a great day and they learnt so much about the animals they saw.
Well done to the whole of Year 7, who were a pleasure to take out on this trip.
Mrs J Tyler, KS3 Science Lead