High Attainers in an ‘Animal Experience’

On Wednesday 11th November, 60 high attaining students from Haywood Academy and 60 high attaining primary students from Holden Lane, Priory, Hillside, Glebe, Smallthorne and Mill Hill visited Haywood Academy for an ‘Animal Experience’. The students had the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with a wide range of rare and unusual animals including, meerkats, bearded dragons, snakes, tortoises, scorpions, tarantulas, millipedes, barn owls and chinchillas.  

Afterwards the students wrote a piece of creative writing that will be judged by the Headteachers from each of the schools.  Mrs Fergusson, who is leading the project said, “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience and handle animals that they may otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.  The creative writing challenge is a wonderful way to enable deep and creative thinking”.

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