They are studying discursive writing and the visit was to allow them to hear the zoo viewpoint on ‘Should animals be kept in zoos?’ They had already studied the anti-zoo arguments. During the visit they took part in a workshop on conservation, sustainability and biodiversity in the atmospheric learning centre. There were many questions, and some super knowledge on display from the children. At the end of the workshop, they had the opportunity to handle a Madagascan hissing cockroach, and to stroke a tenrec.
The trip also included a tour of the zoo highlighting conservation stories. The children were armed with their iPads and photographed both animals and their enclosures to help them with their essays. Thanks to the brilliant staff at Flamingo Land, and congratulations to the children on their impeccable behaviour.