At the beginning of March pupils from years 7, 8, 9 and 10 enjoyed a visit from “Birdman.” Alan Ames, aka “Birdman,” brought with him a Harris’s hawk, a Barbary falcon, a Bald eagle and a Barn owl. For most of the pupils, that was the first time they had seen such wonderful creatures up close. Some of them were even lucky enough to hold them at the end of the session.
During the show pupils learnt about the evolution of birds and their adaptations as perfect predators. Alan talked about natural sustainability and the impact of human activity on the environment. The most exciting part, however, was seeing the birds flying just above our heads!