Upper I explore conservation

Posted: 20th June 2017

A visit to Woburn Safari Park

Introducing important issues to girls starts at an early age at St Augustine’s Priory.  On Tuesday 13th June Upper I ventured out to explore the wilds of Woburn Safari Park and while there learnt about the importance of conservation and the protection of endangered species – all part of caring for our planet.  Miss Gambrill, Form Teacher Upper IA, here describes the adventures that ensued!

‘Upper I had one of their last adventures of the year on 13th June when they travelled to Woburn Safari Park. There we met four species of endangered Madagascan primates in ‘Land of Lemurs’; participated in a workshop about how human activities affect the endangered species of the planet; and took a tour travelling through the Road Safari Reserves seeing many species of animals on the way.

Admittedly though, one of the highlights of the day was when we pushed ourselves to the limit and completed a high ropes course. The instructor commented on how good at listening we were and was particularly impressed with the way we encouraged our friends.’

Ahilya Fenwick, Upper IA, commented, ‘I thought the trip was very interesting and I learnt how important it is to save endangered animals.’  Sienna St Paul, Upper IA, added, ‘The high ropes course was quite new for me and I found it very challenging. I learnt that I should never give up and that getting to the end is hugely rewarding!’

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