Worksop: Sparken Hill pupils get closer to nature with visit from birds of prey display group

Pupils at Sparken Hill Academy learnt first hand about birds of prey after a visit from the Hawks of Steele group

Pupils at Sparken Hill Academy learnt first hand about birds of prey after a visit from the Hawks of Steele group

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As part of their Farming and Wildlife topic in Key Stage One pupils from, Sparken Hill Academy were treated to an amazing ‘up-close and personal’ experience with a huge array of birds ofprey.

Pupils at Sparken Hill Academy were visited by the Hawks of Steele group and were given the chance to watch an interactive flying display with the children taking part in flying hawks, falcons and owls.

Pupils at the Academy were also given the opportunity to handle the birds, which enabled them to be up close with the wonderful birds.

Pupils discovered what birds of prey eat,how they find food in the wild and also learned how the birds use their specialised features to find their food and catch it.

All pupils in the Academy were given the opportunity to handle one of the birds.

The highlight of the day was having the opportunity to see a flying display featuring amongst other birds, the wonderful Golden Eagle!

“The children were so excited, it was a tremendous experience for all involved,” said Diana Moore, Sparken Hill Vice-Principal.

“Being given an experience ‘outside the norm’ really creates ‘deep’ learning experiences that will last a lifetime.”

The visit complements the Academy’s already eclectic mix of activities on offer.

They are now in the process of developing their own farm and already have three goats, five chickens, a brood of new chicks and two guinea pigs.