On Wednesday Year 7 biologists soaked up some sunshine and explored the wildlife on offer in Barnes’ urban oasis, the Wetland Centre.
With the weather on our side, the students spent time reflecting on the role of the Centre in conservation. The nature reserve is home to over 180 bird species, including kingfishers, sand martins, bitterns and yellow wagtails. From the meadows and surrounding hides, pupils observed a range of bird species to inform their biological drawings. In addition, the pond dipping activities provided students an opportunity to evaluate the water quality based on the type and abundance of species identified in their samples.
Over the course of the day, the students produced some exceptional pieces of work and we will encourage them to develop these skills further by putting their work forward for the Nancy Rothwell Award, supported by the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Veterinary College. The deadline for submission is 29th July 2022. We look forward to seeing their submissions!