Lower One pupils enjoyed a visit to nearby Egleton Nature Reserve at Rutland Water to learn about the different habitats found there.
The pupils carried out some pond dipping and bug hunting where they learned about the creatures that inhabit the pond and how some prefer to live in different parts of it. They identified all sorts of creatures from great water boatman, water boatman, water snails, ram’s headwater snails, pond skaters, and dragonfly nymphs (a good sign of environmentally clean water).
Whilst exploring the wooded area, they found spiders, red ants, woodlice, lots of newts, white earwigs and a leopard slug, the latter of which they learned was carnivorous!
Lower Science Technician Lisa Trower said, “The trip was a perfect chance for them to experience nature first-hand and discover the natural world around them. They made some exciting discoveries which supported their classroom learning.”