Exploring the Eco Centre

The children during the visit.
The children during the visit.

Exploration was on the agenda for a group of inquisitive school children who visited a local nature centre to watch wildlife as part of their studies recently.

Year One pupils from the Richmond School took part in a number of activities at the Coastal Eco Centre in Skegness which included spotting animal prints and watching birds roosting.

This was part of their science curriculum and also an enjoyable trip full of new experiences.

School teacher and team leader Kate Beaumont said Paul Charles from the centre usually brings activities to the school but this time the children went to see him and all there is to offer at the Richmond Drive facility.

She said: “We saw deer footprints and other animals’ tracks. We saw birds roosting and we explored the woods in the area. We also had a camp fire and toasted marshmallows. We arrived just as it began to grow dark so the children were able to see wildlife in a different perspective at a different time.”

Teacher Hannah Robey also accompanied the group, who really enjoyed the experience and seeing nature and wildlife first hand.