This week our Reception class visited the Holland Park Ecology Centre where they learned about animals and plants in winter. The Holland Park Wildlife Area features a wildlife pond with a dipping platform, woodland and grassland habitat. The Ecology Centre is a purpose-built environmental education centre which provides a range of outdoor nature-based sessions led by their very experienced education team, all of whom are experienced environmental educators and level 3 Forest School leaders. After an introduction to the Centre the Year 1 boys and girls spent time in the Wildlife Area. They went for a walk looking for signs of winter, before making some clay hedgehogs and building homes suitable for hedgehogs during hibernation. They are all very excited about sharing their new-found knowledge when they next go for a walk with their friends and family.