Wild Things is the School's wildlife club which is run by school staff (Mr West & Ms Heinneman and Mrs Lochead, who previously worked at the school) on selected Thursdays after school. Children can sign up for eight sessions across each term and we actively encourage them to use what they've learned at home, in their gardens and in parks or family outings.
We focus on a range of wildlife topics based around fun activities, enjoying nature and the great outdoors. The children will learn about specific animal groups that can be found locally, such as bumblebees, ladybirds and spiders, as well as learning conservation techniques and skills such as recording, habitat creation and tool safety. Not every season is the same so tasks can vary each term and also year to year. Previously we have built hedgehog homes, minibeast hotels, survey equipment and boundary fencing.
Please browse our galleries and the links and downloads below for guides and ID sheets we use in the group. Most of the pictures were taken by the children. If you are squeamish, please be warned that there are creepy crawlies.
We also have a blog in the website's Gallery. Click Here to view the blog.