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Beyond the Panda

This afternoon Primary 5 and Primary 6 went up to Sandwick Junior High School to take part in the Beyond the Panda outreach programme which supports the work of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. The workshops were presented by Sandie Robb, the Senior Education Officer.

There were six different workstations which the children worked their way round. Activities were varied and covered many aspects of a panda’s life -from birth and how they develop, to the food they eat and what Panda poo looks like! There were jigsaws  to complete which illustrated a panda’s habitat and where they live in China. Another activity involved  a lotto game featuring China’s wildlife. At another workstation they were given two skulls and they had to try to identify which was a panda skull and which was a black bear skull by looking for clues.

Yet again it has been an interesting and informative session which everyone enjoyed.

A special thanks must go to our parent helpers and Emily and Eve who joined us from the secondary department.