On Wednesday, the Upper First Year boys braved the elements and headed off to Whipsnade Zoo.
Fortunately, the day started indoors with education sessions run by ZSL staff. Working in small groups, the boys investigated a variety of topics, including species classification, habitats and adaptation, and a giraffe behaviour study. Once the hard work had been completed, there was then a chance to meet some of Whipsnade’s reptilian residents, namely Sausage the snake. The boys were much braver than the staff, taking it in turns to hold and stroke him!
After lunch, with the weather brightening, the boys were expertly led around the zoo by their form tutors/tour guides.
Highlights included a seal feeding show, visiting the penguins and learning about the lemurs. The day then ended with a trip on the steam train and quick visit to the butterfly house, before getting back on the coaches and heading home. Despite less than perfect weather, the boys had a fantastic day out and were a credit to SPJ!
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