High-flying birds of prey visit Highfield pupils

Three magnificent birds of prey visited children at Highfield Prep School.

Sadie Shepherd from Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre, based in Hare Hatch, took them into the school in West Road for assembly and science lessons.

There was a barn owl called Wiggy, a kestrel called Bourneville and a buzzard called Mouse.

Sadie told the children about food chains and evolutionary features, particularly their beaks and talons, during the visit on Wednesday, October 19.

Liz Knott, specialist science teacher, said: “Not only did the girls learn some amazing facts about the birds, they were all able to hold one of them and to stroke them gently.

“We believe that a hands-on learning approach is best, with the aim to allow the girls to experience a once in a life time chance to see and handle some of nature’s truly stunning creations. It was an excellent morning and I know everyone loved it.”

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