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Reception Enjoyed An Extra Special Flying Visitor

23 Sep

Crackley Hall enjoyed an extra special flying visitor on Friday 20 September when Dave Sharpe from RaptorXotics brought his Owls into school to visit the children in Reception. 

Dave brought in three different species of owls including a white-faced owl, a spotted owl and a barn owl as well as a hawk to help the classes understand how different birds of prey hunt.  He also brought in one of the owls' favourite foods – a rat called Squeak who the children also got to meet.

The children learnt so much about the owls, such as where they live, what they eat and how they hunt for their food at night time.  Did you know that owls are nocturnal animals and hunt in silence using their hearing?  Dave even flew the owls across the hall over everyone’s heads so the children could see their wings and feathers. They flew so quietly it really was very hard to hear them.

Assistant Head - Early Years and Key Stage 1, Susan Glen-Roots commented, "The children were all enthralled, they loved meeting the owls, it was such an amazing experience, one that will really help the children with their learning.  Visitors really do help bring the curriculum to life."