Upper Beeding pupils become foxes and bats for nocturnal animal experience

To launch their topic ‘In The Dark’ this term, key stage one pupils at Upper Beeding Primary School enjoyed a nocturnal animal experience.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 2:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:41 pm
Pupils spent the day hanging around like bats

The main hall was set up with the habitats of nocturnal animals including bats, moles, owls, foxes, badgers and hedgehogs. The children wore costumes and became the animals, exploring how they might move, how they might see, and what they might do.

They also explored how badgers might move around the sett
Owl about that? The group swooped around the hall
Debbie Gilpin, key stage one leader, said: "The children loved being a nocturnal animal for a morning, and experiencing what each animal is like."
The pupils will also be enjoying an owl experience and get the chance to meet some real owls
Other activities planned include a trip to the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield
These little hedgehogs will be visited by a real life hedgehog during the topic
Another animal habitat they tried out was that of bats
Mrs Gilpin said: "It was a great start to the new In the Dark topic."