On Friday 21stJune, following their study of vertebrate and invertebrate species in science, Class 4 took a trip to Blue Reef Aquarium, Tynemouth.
At the aquarium, the children were able to explore and classify a range of vertebrate and invertebrate marine animals. Additionally, they met some non-aquatic creatures such as monkeys and iguanas. They observed the effects of animal conservation when they saw a rescued seal who was in rehabilitation after feeling the effects of ocean pollution and had a lot of fun with the various exhibits and displays on offer. At 11 o’clock, children were given a rock pool experience and absolutely blew the zoology expert away with their knowledge of echinoderms and other invertebrate animals. In fact, he was so impressed that children were given the rare opportunity to stroke the carnivorous, cannibalistic, ten-armed baby sun star as well as a common sea urchin! Following this, children had a splash-tastic time at the seal show.
After lunch, as there was still time left before their bus, the children journeyed down to Tynemouth Beach and explored the glorious, yellow sands. From digging to China, to collecting shells and seaweeds, to competing in a long jump competition, the children had a whale of a time!