On Tuesday 4th June, a rare day when the sun came out, 62 Year 7 students and 8 members of staff went to Budapest Zoo as part of their complementary studies on ecosystems, classification and interdependence which they have studied this year. Students collected information about animals and their natural habitats from around the world including: location, climate, vegetation, diet and position in the food chain. They were able to get close to a variety of animals, many of which are not native to Hungary.
Some students ventured to the newly refurbished section of the zoo where there is a petting zone of farm animals. Others spent time in the Madagascar section where they saw a baby gorilla, orangutans and my personal favourites, meerkats. In other areas, there were wild cats, elephants, giraffes, and even a section to learn about the Neanderthals and the story of our ancestors. This is only about half of what the zoo had to offer us. Students enjoyed the day and were all fully engaged in their tasks while working in their groups. In fact, some were so eager to continue exploring that they wanted to finish lunch early so they could move onto their next task. A very pleasant day of learning was had by all and I’m sure it’s one that many of our students will remember for some time.
Miss Nikki Uhure