Marlborough College Nature Trail Fun

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Marlborough College Nature Trail Fun

This term, our year 5 pupils had a wonderful day at Marlborough College learning about our native plants and animals.

As they walked around the beautiful grounds of Marlborough College they learned about the life forms found in our trees, grasses and waterways.  The visit started with a look around the village church where pupils were amazed to find graves that were over 200 years old.   They were fascinated by the different types of gravestones and did some sketches of those that interested them the most.

The nature trail took the pupils past a small pond where they saw a beautiful swan with her baby cygnets, they had to be very quiet not to disturb the protective mother!

The highlight of the day was pond dipping.  Teachers got to put on waders (which pupils found highly amusing) and fish around in the clear waters to find evidence of what lives in the water.  The children were then able to use scientific equipment to study small fish, shrimps, water snails and much more.  A truly wonderful learning experience was had by all.  Thank you to Marlborough College for allowing us to visit.

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