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R10 Trip to the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent

R10 ended their term with a most enjoyable day out at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent. The sun shone as we had a guided tour of the Centre. The children were able to show off their knowledge as questions were fired at them.  Following the tour, we watched the first flying demonstrations when a variety of hawks, falcons and kestrels entertained us as they circled the arena trying to use the thermals to gain height. It was spectacular sight to see the birds swoop down to retrieve meat from a lure.

After a picnic lunch and a play in the adventure playground it was time to visit the owls and everyone was astounded by the size and variety of these birds. The second demonstration followed and included an eagle, a great favourite, the burrowing owls and a yellow kite. An ice cream rounded off the day and everyone agreed it had been awesome!

Oh and the best moment? That of course was when one of the trainee owls did not quite make it to the arena and landed on Miss Sayce’s back. It certainly was a moment all the children will remember. It was an excellent way to end the year and as we left we were told our children had been the best behaved school party this year. Well done R10! 

Mrs Cooke.

11 July 2014

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