On Thursday, 20th October, Chestnut Class from Longvernal Primary School went on a trip to Chew Valley Animal Park.

What a brilliant day we had! Luckily, the heavy rain from the early hours didn’t stop the excellent experiences we had.

The trip enhanced our curricular learning of animals, environments and adaptations. During talks with the keepers we learnt about how tortoises, skunks and other animals are adapted for their environments. We even helped to give Max the tortoise a bath.

We had lots of treats during the day, including handling some mini-creatures like mice, rabbits and guinea pigs to feeding some very large camels! However, we all agreed that the best part of the day was feeding and holding the goats and kids!

A big thank you to Chew Valley Animal Park for being so accommodating to our learning that day - we can’t wait to return at another time!

Chrissie Richards