Reception’s magical learning experience at Welsh Mountain Zoo
October 17, 2019

A Preparatory School year group got up close and personal with wild animals at one of the most prominent tourist attractions in the region.

As part of their curriculum on Bears, the Reception class at Rydal Penrhos visited the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Colwyn Bay on Wednesday, October 9.

During their visit, the group went into the education room and were given a cardboard tube to decorate and fill with various food, putting a straw in each end to stop it falling out.

They even entered the bear enclosure to hide the tubes when the formidable animals were safely locked away.

Once they exited the enclosure, they witnessed the bears having fun looking for the food tubes that each pupil had created.

The Welsh Mountain Zoo opened on May 18, 1963 by the wildlife enthusiast and naturalist Robert Jackson and spans an area of 37 acres.

Prep School Head Lucy Davies, said: “This was a truly magical learning experience and very hands on.

“Our annual trip to the Welsh Mountain Zoo is something that our children always really look forward to, and they had a marvellous time once again and got an enormous amount out of the experience.

“Hopefully what they learned will stand them in good stead as they explore the topic further upon their return to the classroom, and I would like to thank our wonderful staff and zoo employees for organising the event and making us feel so welcome.”