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Year 7 Geography Trip to The Living Rainforest

On Thursday 3rd April 2014, Year 7 Geography students went on a trip to The Living Rainforest in Berkshire.

 On Thursday 3rd April 2014, Year 7 Geography students went on a trip to The Living Rainforest in Berkshire. The purpose of the trip was to reinforce our understanding of Tropical Rainforest Ecosystems. At the rainforest we did a lot of things. When we got there we went into a very humid glass house and got to see a variety of different animals. We learnt lots of interesting facts about them, for example, the Turaco bird has a special fourth toe that rotates to help it cling to branches. We then had a tour around the other glass houses and we saw lots of different animals and plants, for example, Goeldi’s monkeys, Aroids and Banana trees.

For me, the best part of the trip was when we went on the tour because we got to learn a lot about tropical rainforests and the animals that live in them. I would recommend this trip to other students because you get to learn a lot of new things. For me, I was amazed at just how many different animals and plants live in just one place. Harpreet (7 Yellow)

We visited The Living Rainforest to learn how animals and plants adapt in the rainforest habitat. The kind staff gave us a tour and talked about how all living things maintain themselves throughout the harsh conditions. We also learnt about the dangerous animals living in the rainforest, such as Courtney, an African dwarf crocodile.

The best part of the day was seeing the Goeledi's Monkeys. They lived in a family of six and had silky black fur. I would recommend this trip to other students because we got to learn about many interesting animals which are not commonly seen. Diana (7 Green)