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Colburn Community Primary School

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

The sunny weather made perfect conditions for pond-dipping.

Pond-dippers

This Water Boatman was amongst today's catch. Other finds in the ponds included Great Diving Beetle larvae, tadpoles, pond snails and cased Caddis Fly larvae.

Water Boatman

After lunch all the children built a human tree and learnt how a tree works! The outer layer was the 'serious bark' to protect the tree from invading insects!

Human Tree

A fun day was had by all.

Group Photo

First thing this morning, Elizabeth was watched by this Roe Deer!

Roe Deer

The yellow Flag Iris is taking the place of the pinkish white Bogbean which has now finished flowering in the Scrapes.

Flag Iris


(5) Comments:

kirstie petch responded on 22nd Jun 2012 with...

We had a wonderful day and were so lucky with the weather. Thank you for all that you taught us.

emily beadle responded on 23rd Jun 2012 with...

thankyou to all the staff my class had a great day and i would definatly consider coming back its the best nature resurve i have ever been to many thanks to all

Ben Chrich responded on 25th Jun 2012 with...

Many thanks to all the staff from foxglove covert.Class 4 from colburn community primary school had so much fun that are heads almost exploded on the epicly exsiting fun you thrown at us it
but I loved the pond dipping and the dam.

Madeleine dale responded on 25th Jun 2012 with...

thank you to all of the staff at foxglove covert .I had a brilliant time and I am sure the rest of my class will agree . Thank you all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

James mitchell and Erin saunders responded on 25th Jun 2012 with...

thank you so mutch for having us ,we had a great day i am considering to come again! thanks all


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