Witchampton children go on safari

Safari adventures! Children from Witchampton CE First School went on safari and found African animals hiding in their field.

Safari adventures! Children from Witchampton CE First School went on safari and found African animals hiding in their field.

As the temperature heated up so did the adventures for children at one Dorset school.

As part of their topic on Africa, the youngsters from Witchampton CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, went on safari.

And thanks to the April heatwave the little ones were also able to enjoy African-like weather for their endeavours.

The year one and two children had received a letter and an adventure pack from a ‘safari guide’ urging them to go exploring.

They then went ‘on safari’ in the school fields to search for the kind of animals they would find in Kenya.

Head of School, Cathie Bolton, said: “This event not only taught our children about the animals that live in Africa but it also encouraged their sense of adventure and exploration.

“It was a really fun afternoon and we were so lucky to have safari-like weather for the occasion.”

For the safari every child had a checklist to tick off what they had seen.

Some of the animals (in the form of cuddly toys) the youngsters spotted including an elephant, a buffalo, wildebeest and an antelope.

The children then had to write back to their ‘guide’ telling them what they had seen and ask questions such as ‘What is it like to live in Kenya?’ and ‘What do the animals like to eat?’

Their questions were answered when they left their African adventures behind and returned to the classroom.

 

 

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