Pupils from the Abbot’s Hill School Eco-Team hosted their counterparts from two local schools on Thursday 10 November. The schools attended with some of their teaching staff, a headteacher and a governor to share our learning for the day. This was part of the APES (Abbot’s Parish Eco Schools) forum which enables children to discuss environmental issues, share ideas and have an active voice in the community.
The group enjoyed an afternoon of habitat studies around the pond where they identified organisms and compared them to what was found in a local river.
The pupils not only extended their scientific enquiry skills, but also built further understanding into the importance of protecting the environment and the effect of human activity on it.