Science students meet animals
YEAR 9 Science students at Sidmouth College got up close to a range of animals and birds of prey on Tuesday.
The students have completed their Key Stage 3 science course two terms early, and following a test on Monday, were treated to something completely different.
Divided into three groups, they went around three labs. They visited cockroaches, black rats, snakes and a giant African land snail from Bicton College animal care unit in one and ferrets and tortoises, also from Bicton, in another.
KS3 science co-ordinator Elizabeth Cozens said: “The students learned about the animals, how they survive in the wild, and why they are being kept in captivity.”
They also got to find out more about the courses offered at Bicton.
You may also want to watch:
The third lab was occupied by Escot Park’s Face2Face Falconry, who brought along a Barn owl, Peregrine falcon and African Lanner falcon. A specific focus was the affects of pesticides on their natural environment.
The visit was jointly funded by the science and business and enterprise departments. “The visitors commented on how beautifully behaved the students were,” said Mrs Cozens. “We’re very pleased with them, and they will commence their GCSE courses next term, two terms early.”
- 1 Sidmouth vaccinations are off to a good start
- 2 Sid Valley Practice appeals for help during vaccine rollout
- 3 Tar Barrel Night paintings will help keep the event rolling
- 4 Police to use ANPR cameras to enforce Covid rules across Devon
- 5 Popular Sidmouth swimathon set to return this year
- 6 An extra £4.6 billion made available to support UK businesses during lockdown
- 7 'Big Lie' politics go back further than Donald Trump - Paul Arnott
- 8 Celebs urged to lead by example and stay away from Devon
- 9 Sidmouth Photography Club: Photography officially recognised for its mental health benefits
- 10 Government scraps proposals to increase house building quota in East Devon