Conservation Club get involved in the 'Go Wild Gorillas' Campaign
The Conservation Club have been learning all about gorillas this term in conjunction with the Durrell 'Go Wild Gorillas' campaign.
The children in the club researched facts about gorillas and created a trail around the grounds, using the designs of the runners up from the gorilla art competition to mark each station. At each station the children read a fact about gorillas and then had to complete a challenge somehow related to it. Challenges included finding and throwing seeds into the air, referencing how gorillas help their forest habitat by spreading seeds, showing happy and sad faces to link with the fact that gorillas express human emotions and having a group hug in the willow dome to link with the fact that gorillas like to live in groups.
The trail finished up with the children meeting Ramsey the Gorilla! Older children then did a quiz based on the facts they had learnt - the winning class will get to choose an activity for all members of the school to take part in, to help 'rewild' our school and connect the children to nature, (another Durrell initiative).
All the children in the school from Nursery to year 6 took part in the trail, got outdoors, had much fun and learnt a lot about gorillas!