Yesterday, a highly interesting expert came in to talk to Year 3 pupils about his findings relating to the suspected Dragon’s nest found by the pupils in the Wildlife Garden on their first day back after Easter. The eggs were transferred to Cornwall College for incubation and the expert scientist came to share his findings with us at NJA. He taught pupils about evolution and how these creatures became so well adapted. He encouraged children to identify characteristics and how to group similarities to work out what dragons are related to in the animal kingdom of species. The pupils deduced that dragons are closely related to dinosaurs and birds.
After that, each class went up to visit the college where we visited the nest and also the laboratories at the college. An ecologist from the college demonstrated equipment used for tracking and monitoring species around the world. The children learned so much and loved their visit.
Thank you to everyone at Cornwall College that made this happen.