Leswalt pupils visit local ‘rainforest’

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PUPILS at Leswalt Primary school have all recently been learning about The Rainforest so all went to their local forest, Aldouran Glen, to compare with the habitat of the rainforest.

As the school is currently competing in The Big Pedal, pupils and staff travelled to the Aldouran wetlands on their bikes or scooters.

Lauren and Aiyanna try to figure out what they will hunt for next

Lauren and Aiyanna try to figure out what they will hunt for next

PC Kevin Wyllie went out to ensure the traffic was aware of the whole school cycling through the village of Leswalt.

Once at the woods, the school all met in the bird hide and the different types of trees apparent were discussed. Pupils were then divided up into pairs who had to complete a scavenger hunt.

There were 15 items on the list for pupils to try and find including a couple of red herrings such as a pineapple.

Eilidh and Emma were the first pair to find all of the items, with an imaginative interpretation of many of the trickier clues.

Pupils all enjoyed their outdoor learning afternoon, and pedalled back to school energised by the fresh air and excited by what they had found.