CHILDREN at a Wigan primary school had a thrilling close encounter with some of our most beautiful creatures when a wildlife organisation visited
Cuerden Birds of Prey, based near Preston, took several captive birds of prey to Hindley Junior and Infant School, on Argyle Street, to show children in Years 2 and 3.
The young naturalists got to meet and even handle and stroke the four owls, two falcons and a hawk, before witnessing a spectacular flying demonstration in the school grounds.
The visit was part of a nature topic the children are currently taking part in. Year 2 pupils are currently learning about the theme of night and day, looking at the lives of nocturnal animals, while the Year 3 children have been studying habitats, which included a trip to Borsdane Woods.
Teacher Nicola Morris said: “It was absolutely fabulous. The birds of prey are not the type of animals the children would usually see unless they’ve been to a special event.”