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South Cave Falconry Centre – Hive 2

 

May 2019

As part of our summer term literacy fantastic finish we visited the amazing South Cave Falconry Centre to see and learn all about owls and other birds of prey. First we were given a guided tour of the centre and saw all the wonderful rescued owls, eagles, hawks and other small birds. We learnt all about their natural habitats, physiology, hunting techniques and feeding. After that, we took part in a petting session where we able to hold and stroke some of the birds of prey. We were able to watch a flying display and saw how magnificent these birds are in flight and our teachers were lucky enough to be part of the show and have the birds land on their arm. This was brilliant to see as we had been learning all about owls whilst reading ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’ in Literacy. Before we left we went to see the other animals at the centre, there were goats, alpacas and chickens too. We had to run inside though as there was a huge thunderstorm which we watched from the centres wonderful wooden lodge. We had an amazing day!

Pupil Voice

“Watching the eagle fly was my favourite part, it was amazing!”

“I liked the thunderstorm, the lightening was really bright.”

“I was really scared of the big birds but I was really brave and even stroked one.”