Up the Owls!
Can’t believe I just typed that in the title!! 😉
We have enjoyed a thoroughly fascinating owl day at school where we had the chance to get up close and personal with a couple of these amazing birds.
The close encounters came in the form of two barn owls named Dotty and Barny, and they were very well-behaved with the children from each class. They allowed them to stroke their tummy feathers and stood very well on their hands, and many took the opportunity to hold them.
The following session was a truly fabulous science-based exploration of their diets in which they all got to investigate their, er, pellets. It was very hands-on, as you can see from the pictures, and the findings were incredible; many were so amazed at the tiny skulls contained within them.
There were some follow-up activities in the afternoon too – I am blown away by the quality of the artwork on show here.