POND dipping and den building were among the activities enjoyed by King’s Ely Junior pupils during a visit to a local nature reserve.

Year 3 students descended at Great Fen Nature Reserve in Ramsey Heights on March 20th and thoroughly enjoyed their outdoor adventure where they searched for organisms in various different habitats, including pond and woodland.

They took part in an interactive food chain activity where they learned about the potential impact of environmental factors. They also took part in a den building challenge when they worked in teams to create a structure that would provide shelter for all members of their team in varying weather conditions.

Year 3 Teacher at King’s Ely Junior, Kirsty Chenery, said: “The children all took part with great enthusiasm and the staff at the centre were impressed by their extensive knowledge and excellent attitude.”

The Great Fen is a 50-year project to create a huge wetland area. One of the largest restoration projects of its type in Europe, the landscape of the fens between Peterborough and Huntingdon is being transformed for the benefit both of wildlife and of people.

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