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Reception class enjoy annual Welsh Mountain Zoo trip for Bear classroom topic

Reception class enjoy annual Welsh Mountain Zoo trip for Bear classroom topic

A Preparatory School year group got up close and personal with wild animals at one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the region.

As part of their curriculum on Bears, the Reception class at Rydal Penrhos visited the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay on Wednesday, October 17, and in addition to viewing the animals, the group also had the privilege of feeding the grizzlies.

During their visit, the contingent decorated boxes in the Zoo’s education centre, before children put a selection of tasty treats into the boxes.

These were then taken by zookeepers to the Bear enclosure, where they were placed ready for the impressive creatures to investigate.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo was opened on May 18, 1963 by the wildlife enthusiast and naturalist Robert Jackson and spans an area of 37 acres.

Conwy County Council approved plans for a new £6 million rainforest area and alligator beach last year, which will be situated within a large tropical dome as part of a nationwide initiative spanning all UK zoos.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our annual Reception trip to the Welsh Mountain Zoo is something that our children always really look forward to, and they had a marvellous time once again and got an enormous amount out of the experience.

“Hopefully what they learned will stand them in good stead as they explore the topic further upon their return to the classroom, and I would like to thank our wonderful staff and zoo employees for organising the event and making us feel so welcome.”

For a full gallery of images from the trip click here

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