Southsea pupils explore local nature for environment day

LOOK WHAT WE FOUND Viriane Missen and Aine Maunder explore different habitats
LOOK WHAT WE FOUND Viriane Missen and Aine Maunder explore different habitats
Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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BIRDS, insects, plants, litter picking, farming and the sea – all in a day’s work for Southsea schoolchildren.

Youngsters at St John’s College in Southsea spent hours exploring nature to celebrate an environment day.

Nursery children enjoyed workshops and story telling, year threes visited Tuppenny Barn in Emsworth to learn about organic farming and year sixes went further afield and headed to the harbour and coastline at the Dell Quay Education Centre in Chichester.

Year four and five children meanwhile spent the day learning about British birds, making masks and creating their own bird feeders before walking around Southsea Common to help remove litter.

Jelly Hardy, nine, who made a barn owl mask, said: ‘I’ve really enjoyed making a mask and learning about birds.

‘I learnt that the peregrine falcon is one of the fastest birds.’

Chloe Carroll, nursery teacher, added: ‘The nursery children had such a wonderful day. They have loved exploring and being outside.’