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Year 5 Visit the Living Rainforest at Kew Gardens

 Year 5 pupils have been learning about the importance of Rainforests for the sustainability of Earth.

Last Week, they were very excited to visit the Royal Botanical Kew Gardens in Richmond where they experienced the sights, sounds and smells of a lush tropical rainforest environment. The children particularly enjoyed the educational tour given by Kew Garden’s staff in the ‘Palm House’, which is a living laboratory dedicated to the Earth’s tropical regions. The children had a chance to glimpse the magic of the rainforest and discussed its importance along with the part they can play to   ensure its sustainability.

The children immersed themselves in the foliage of chestnut, beech and oak trees of different species. They observed the complex ecosystem of the trees' uppermost branches (The Emergent layer), along with a world teeming with birds, insects, lichenand fungi.  

In addition, the children were very excited as they jumped, climbed, slid and swung their way through the Children's Garden where they even saw a 200-year-old oak tree.

Everyone had a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable day! 





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