Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is situated at the heart of our village.  We have built up a strong relationship with the centre in order to enhance the children’s learning and to create links within the community of Slimbridge. To find out more about Slimbridge WWT via their website click here.

As part of the WWT’s recent celebration of the 100th anniversary since Captain Scott’s journey to the South Pole, some of the children and parents from our school were involved in the filming of a video entitled ‘Inspiring Generations’.

We often visit Slimbridge WWT to see the different birds and animals first hand in their own habitats.

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Each class visits from Reception to Year 6.

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We especially enjoy getting up close to the birds and feeding them.

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The experts at the WWT spend time teaching us and answering our questions – on a recent visit Class 3 spent time with the Managing Director of WWT who was kind enough to personally show them around Sir Peter Scott’s family home.

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We have been lucky enough to be part of the opening ceremony for many parts of the centre.

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We cut the ribbon on ‘Wellyboot Land’ an exciting adventure play area that we now enjoy on a regular basis.

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We also opened the new ‘Pond Zone’ alongside Miranda Krestovnikoff from BBC’s ‘The One Show’.

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Sue Belej is the Education Officer at the WWT and also a governor at our school.  She often arranges fantastic art experiences for us to take part in.

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The WWT also visit our school regularly – they recently visited our ‘Little Otters’ Playgroup.

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They helped us to rejuvenate our Wildlife Area, providing tools and materials as well as hard work.

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The beautiful Severn Estuary makes up part of the land at the WWT and we have been lucky enough to see this outstanding habitat up close.

We even had the once in a lifetime opportunity to see the extremely rare ‘White Talied Plover’ up close on a recent trip.

Our relationship with the WWT gives the children fantastic opportunities that cannot be replicated, opening thier eyes to nature and conservation in a unique way.