Upper Kindergarten visited the Suntrap centre in High Beech for a day of fun in nature. In the morning the children went looking for different shaped leaves to match and found small bugs to collect in petri dishes. The children loved using their magnifying glasses to count all of the bug legs and have a closer look at their amazing miniature bodies. Their time in the forest consisted of listening to sounds such as bird song and the wind in the trees, finding different textures in the natural environment and taking in the beautiful nature around them.
After lunch, they were lucky enough to handle several larger creatures. The children enjoyed feeling the different textures of African land snails, salamanders, giant cockroaches, a millipede and then for the bravest of the bunch, some corn snakes that were placed on their shoulders.
The children had a wonderful time and can’t wait to go again!