Oak Class - Kingfisher Award

On Friday 20th May, Oak Class spent a great afternoon in an orchard in Newton St Cyres as part of the Kingfisher Project. This is an annual event where children from local schools take part in a field day that teaches them about a specific aspect of the natural world.  This year’s focus is “Why does soil need poo and worms?”

The children were split into groups and enjoyed three activities where they learnt all about cows and sheep and their digestive systems, worms and their importance to soil, and investigated cow pats and the dung beetles that live within them. This was very much a hands-on (and in!) session and the children thoroughly enjoyed digging up the cow pats and making “poo soup” as well as discovering worms galore and marvelling at the wolf spiders with their sacs of babies attached.

The experts were impressed with the levels of knowledge and understanding of the natural world that our children showed and helped answer any questions we had. We now need to use this knowledge to help us produce a range of creative art and information for the presentation day on July 6th where a panel of judges will assess our (and the other schools’) work.





Classes Involved

Exe Valley Federation
Cheriton Fitzpaine Primary School

Cheriton Fitzpaine,
Devon EX17 4AN

01363 866456
Newton St Cyres Primary School

Station Road
Newton St Cyres

01392 851267
Thorverton C of E Primary School

School Lane,
Devon EX5 5NR

01392 860374