Year Four: Whipsnade Zoo

Last Tuesday, we had an exciting school trip to Whipsnade Zoo. This trip supported our learning this term in both Geography ‘Our Living Planet’ and Science ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’.

We began the day with a workshop all about endangered animals, learning about how humans are causing animals to become endangered and about what we can do to help try to stop such incredible species becoming extinct. During this session, we got the chance to handle some artefacts lent to Whipsnade by Customs. At each table, there were a collection of artefacts and it was our job to work out what reason the animals had been hunted (medicines, ivory, trophy hunting and fashion).

After the workshop, we went into the aquarium and butterfly area – there were so many breathtaking and fascinating animals. We then toured the zoo and were very lucky that so many of the animals chose to come out to play; some of our favourites included the crowd-pleasing hippos, cheeky elephants, surfing penguins and playful bears!

Over the course of the day, we walked five miles, have fun with our friends and learned lots – what a successful trip! A big THANK YOU to the parent helpers who came with us.

Have a look at what we got up to: