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Junior School 

Mrs Simone Whalley —

Show Week at Cathedral Grammar

Orana Park Visit

On Monday 13 November, the Junior School went on the bus to Orana Park as part of our Animal Studies Unit. The theme for learning was Endangered Animals and their Habitats

An education ranger accompanied small groups of children and adults around the park, discussing and questioning the children about how animals become endangered and our responsibilities as human beings. We all saw and learned so much. 

The children also had opportunities to ask the rangers questions. Many commented about the high calibre of questions asked by the children.

Pet Day

On Wednesday 15 November, the Junior School had its annual Pet Day. Children brought along flowers, tea cups, saucers and oasis in preparation for the busy day.

We began with a visit from two goats belonging to the Vance family. Thank you so much to Nicole Vance who organised this and gave a talk about them to the Junior School children.

The morning was then spent making floral arrangements and creating sand saucers ready for the judging at lunchtime. Pets also arrived and the dogs were put through a rehearsal for the afternoon dog show.

The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a great lead in to the Canterbury Show Weekend which followed.