All creatures great and small! Browick Road Primary School children in Wymondham learn all about ecology
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Schoolchildren in Wymondham learned about all things great and small after a workshop by ecologists.
The year-three pupils at Browick Road Primary School were taught how to identify and classify different types of animals, from invertebrates through to mammals, by experts from The Ecology Consultancy.
As part of the session, the children discovered how these different creatures adapt and evolve to deal with changes in their physical environment.
They also learned about what an ecologist does.
The sessions were organised as part of the consultancy's partnership with Bovis Homes, where ecologists help ensure the housebuilder's new developments do not harm the environment.
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Corrina Peachment, deputy headteacher at Browick Road Primary School, said: 'The children found the ecology workshops really interesting.
'It was great for them to see their local area in a different light and they enjoyed learning about how different animals have adapted to their environments.
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'The group activities encouraged the children to reason with each other and they enjoyed using their new knowledge to create imaginary animals that would suit a given environment.'
Kevin Joyce, assistant ecologist at The Ecology Consultancy's Norfolk office said: 'The children were captivated from start to finish and were particularly fascinated to find out about the wildlife in their local area and to engage in activities that helped them to explore ecological principles.
'They learnt about the work we do and how, together with our clients such as Bovis Homes, we carry out work to protect local wildlife for the benefit of generations to come.'
Annette Hurst, regional sales director at Bovis Homes, said: 'We're very proud to be supporting these young students in learning about some of the wonderful wildlife around them.'