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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Classroom visitor is a hoot

CHILDREN at St Bees Prep spent some time getting wise with the owls from Muncaster Castle.

Don’t fidget! Fidget the barn owl meets some well behaved pupils at St Bees Prep

By Lucy Grosvenor

Pupils met Fidget the barn owl, who was joined by Millie Clarke from the World Owl Trust.

They spent the session learning all about the history of the birds.

After dissecting owl pellets using tweezers, the children became more aware of an owl’s diet – which is made up of voles and shrews.

The school is now working closely with the trust to create a wildlife area of ‘welly-high grass’ so owls can feed on the rodents that will eventually live there. The children have decided to adopt their own barn owl.


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