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S3 visit to Birmingham Botanical Gardens yesterday

11 Oct 2017

On Tuesday 10th October, S3 Geography students visited Birmingham Botanical Gardens as part of their Tropical Rainforest ecosystems topic.

Students explored the glass houses to discover the uses and characteristics of plants.  They were also entertained by a live animal show and had the opportunity to handle exotic creatures such as: giant snails, stick insects, bearded dragons, tenrecs (a little like a hedgehog, from Madagascar) and a chameleon who was very active and keen to investigate our students! Students learnt all about the animal’s adaptations to extreme environments and enjoyed seeing these exotic creatures (very) close up...

Students received vouchers for a free visit to return to the Gardens with their families, when they can further develop their map reading skills by navigating their way through and around the Gardens, discover a range of hidden landscapes and plants that originate from all over the world and enjoy this ‘oasis of tranquillity’ in the midst of urban Birmingham life.

A most enjoyable field trip, despite heavy traffic, out of order traffic lights and a fire alarm - very well done S3 Geographers!

A big thank you to Mrs Russell for organising the trip and DJ JJ for the accompaniment.



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