Harlow Primary School pupils get up close and personal with some penguins at Colchester Zoo

Harlow Primary Students see penguin at Colchester Zoo

PENGIUNS swam right over pupils from Freshwater Primary Academy when they visited Colchester Zoo recently.

Year one & two students learnt many facts about the animals; such as finding out there are 40 types of penguins. The School trip gave pupils the chance to learn information from the zookeepers as well as getting up close and personal with animals, including giraffes whilst feeding them.

Harlow Primary Students feed giraffes at Colchester Zoo

Harlow Primary Students feed giraffes at Colchester Zoo

Humera Hamid, year two teacher said: “The expression on the children’s faces were priceless when they saw the penguins swim over us in the tunnel aquarium.”

Mr Hamid added: “It was fantastic we could give our pupils a life experience they will remember. As teachers, it’s so lovely to be able to spend time with our pupils outside of school to socialise with them to really get to know them.”

This trip ran parallel with the academic classes for year two as pupils are currently reading the book ‘Lost and Found’, about a lost penguin.

They also have science and geography lessons about penguins.

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Jake Murphy

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