L4 Trip to Beale Park

Thursday 8th October 2015

On Monday 28 September, our L4 pupils travelled to Beale Park as part of a school Biology trip. Please find below for a writeup of the trip:

“Beale Park was really good fun. Once we had arrived, we began by pond dipping in small groups. We caught an array of different organisms including water stick-insects, pond skaters and leaches. After pond dipping we played a variety of adaptation games, which looked at where the sun’s energy goes in a food web and how each organism is dependent on one another.

We then had lunch in the park in the sunshine and went around in our small groups where we saw many interesting and exciting animals. We learnt how they had adapted to their environments, for example the Lemur has a long tail for balance when it jumps from tree to tree and the Snowy Owl has white fur to enable them to be camouflaged from their prey. We really enjoyed the train journey around the park and being able to buy an ice cream at lunch time!”

Click here to view a selection of photographs from the trip