Barns Owls Fly in for a School Visit

On Friday 15 February, Millie and Bundi, two Barn owls from Parrot and Seal animal displays and their handlers, Lauren Smith and Josephine Schneider, visited the Infants and aptly named Little Owls Pre-School at Bramcote Junior School.

Tanya teaching the children how to dissect an owl pellet
Tanya teaching the children how to dissect an owl pellet

The owls were a little ‘fidgety’ as they really wanted to be flying around! Unlike real barn owls in the wild, they were wide awake so that the children could see them.

We began to do some detective work with Tanya Eyre from the Hawk and Owl Trust based at Fylingdales Moor, to see what the owls had been eating.

The children dissected barn owl pellets as part of their Science project – light and dark. These budding biologists really enjoyed getting stuck into the messy part of the day!

The children also raised £36 for the Hawk & Owl Trust by entering a competition to design an owl themed pencil pot. The money will be used to join the school to the Hawk and Owl Trust Adopt a Box scheme which is celebrating its 21st Birthday in 2013.

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