The Reception children visited the Chimelong Bird Park on Friday to celebrate the end of their unit about animals. There was a huge area to cover at the park and there was a vast array of many different birds and animals to see. The children were excited and even the rain and humidity couldn’t dampen their spirits. Many had never experienced the close encounters with so many birds fluttering around freely. As soon as we entered the park we were treated to a magnificent visual display of the peacocks spreading their tail feathers making the children gasp in amazement. What a sight!
At the park the children were able to see so many birds, many of which they had that never heard of and they thought that they were really colourful, pretty and cute. The most enjoyable part, according to some children, was the experience of an up-close feeding frenzy with the goats, rabbits, piglets and guinea pigs and some were even lucky enough to feed the hippos and ostriches.
Soso said, “I was scared because that bird is so big but after some time I was ok and enjoyed feeding it.”
The highlight of the trip for others was feeding the crocodiles. Ms Helen was so good at teasing the crocodiles and the children screamed with delight every time the crocodile snapped and missed. What an engaging and fun trip – there was always something new to discover around each corner! To encounter the sights, sounds, smells and feel of nature made this a meaningful and memorable educational experience for all.
Written by Prerna Nankani