IT was fantastic to welcome Debbie McKenzie from The Wildlife Trusts into King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep on April 29th.

As part of our Year 1 pupils’ focus on ‘Dinosaurs and Fossils’ this term, Debbie, who is Education and Communities Manager at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, led fun-filled fossil digging workshops out in the Acremont Garden.

Year 1 Teacher, Rachel Axten-Higgs, said: “The workshops were fantastic! We had great fun and learned lots of interesting facts, including that Cambridgeshire must have been underwater during the time of the dinosaurs, as the fossils that have been found show this! We also had fun being palaeontologists searching for fossils in gravel using brushes. We then found hidden dinosaurs in the garden and made habitats for them using natural materials.”

Debbie’s visit was extra special as The Wildlife Trusts is Acremont’s chosen charity this year. Thank you so much for visiting us Debbie!

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