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Year 7 take a trip to The Living Rainforest

On Tuesday 10th May, a group of eager Year 7s embarked on their Geography trip to the Living Rainforest in Berkshire.

On Tuesday 10th May, a group of eager Year 7s embarked on their Geography trip to the Living Rainforest in Berkshire. Before we began our journey, we were counted and put into groups. On the long drive to the Living Rainforest, we entertained ourselves with music and jokes.

When we arrived, we were given our clipboards and activity booklets to complete while we were in the rainforest. We entered the building and everyone was excited to find out what was in store. Mrs Arnold informed staff at the Living Rainforest that we had arrived, and we were allocated a space to keep our bags and coats. We then entered the rainforest and began exploring. We were given free time to look at all the different animals and plants, and we were allowed to take pictures.

After our free time, we were allocated a tour guide and went back with them into the rainforest. Our tour guide told us that animals there had come from the Amazon, Congo and Indonesian rainforests. There were sloths,  turtles, monkeys, spiders, toucans, frogs, and many more! The tour guide explained to us that certain plants had adapted to live in the rainforest. After we had been told more about the plants and animals, it was time for lunch!

After we had eaten our lunch, we were allowed to go outside. This was the best bit! We were all enjoying ourselves, having fun and getting along.  However, it then started to rain and water was soon dripping from all corners of our uniform!

It was then time for our final visit inside the very humid rainforest. We were given free time again so we could complete our activity booklets. This was fun because we were able to find out more about how plants and animals have adapted to the rainforest.

Overall, the trip was a great experience and I enjoyed every part of it!

By Maha 7G