Freshwaters Academy students learn all about 40 types of penguins

DID you know, there are 40 types of penguins?

That is just one of the many facts Year 1 and 2 pupils from Freshwaters Primary Academy, in Harlow, learned on a trip to Colchester Zoo.

The school trip gave pupils an opportunity to learn from a zoo keeper as well as seeing and feeding a variety of animals.

Having worked on the topic of zoo animals in class – with Year 2 reading Lost and Found which features a lost penguin and science and geography lessons focusing on penguins, the children were excited to get up close to them during the trip.

Humera Hamid, Year 2 teacher, said: “The expressions on the children’s faces were priceless when they saw the penguins swim over us in the tunnel aquarium.

“It was fantastic we could give our pupils a life experience they will remember.

As teachers, it is so lovely to be able to spend time with our pupils outside of school and to socialise with them to really get to know them.”

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