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Hurworth Primary School

Thursday, June 21st 2012

Heavy rain did not dampen the mood of the children from Hurworth Primary School who visited the reserve today.

We braved the rain this morning with groups doing habitat walks, pond dipping and a minibeast safari.  As the rain worsened over lunch we decided to stay in the classroom for the last hour of the visit.  Here the children built a human tree, played animal guessing games and asked us many interesting questions.


(3) Comments:

Year One responded on 9th Jul 2012 with...

Thank you for making our day so interesting. It was very wet but we had lots of fun!
From all the children in Year One at Hurworth Primary School, Darlington.

rebekah responded on 9th Jul 2012 with...

It was very fun and wet my favourite part was pond dipn I wish I could go there again. It was awesome,  very funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn that is my favourite school trip ever.

noah jenkinson responded on 7th Nov 2018 with...

i loved the picture of ryan he is like my dad

plz help me find him


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