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Early Years children go squirrel hunting as part of latest outdoor learning session

Early Years children go squirrel hunting as part of latest outdoor learning session

Early Years children at Rydal Penrhos went on the hunt for wildlife as part of their ongoing outdoor learning.

The enthusiastic group took a trip to the picturesque Plas Newydd site in Conwy, where they took part in a series of activities under the care and support of department staff and those working at the venue.

Their visit centred on the main occupants at Plas Newydd, which are red and grey squirrels.

They found out plenty of interesting facts about the creatures, including their sleeping habits, diet and behaviour, before going on the hunt for them and actually seeing some for themselves.

In addition, the Rydal Penrhos contingent also got the chance to thoroughly explore the woodland area and identify other wildlife around the site.

Early Years staff member Nikki Taylor, said: “It’s great for our children to explore new woodland areas and see new wildlife in local areas that are on our doorstep.”

This is the latest in a series of special excursions organised by the department, which gives each child the perfect platform from which to build a successful education.

Another scheme that have been implemented in recent months is the hugely successful Coastal School along the Colwyn Bay coastline, with significant enhancements also being made on Rydal Penrhos’ Forest School facility.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “This was yet another very worthwhile trip for our Early Years children, who are benefitting considerably from the outstanding provision provided to them here at Rydal Penrhos thanks to our wonderful and immensely passionate staff team led by Louise Roberts.”

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