Wednesday 25 March 2009

Year 6 'OWL WISE' visit to Thomas Mills High School

This afternoon saw the eight Year 6 pupils travel to TMHS for an hour packed full of information about owls.
They were joined from pupils from all of the other TMHS pyramid schools to be informed and enthused about owls by Phil Eckett. Children had the opportunity to feel how soft the feathers were, witness them in full flight, hear (?) their almost silent flying action and watch one of them run surprisingly fast.

The interesting thing about owls, is that it doesn't matter where you stand - they can always quickly turn their heads and see you! Plenty of things to get the children talking and thinking about some creative writing.

Many thanks to the staff at TMHS for organising this, especially Mr Jellicoe who used to teach me English when I was in the 1st year (what is now Year 7). I hope that I haven't made too many mistakes!