In today’s era of modern technology, it is often the case many children are unable to identify important aspects of their surrounding environment. In a study of 217 seven to 16 year olds, half of all the 7 year olds failed to recognise the blackbird while non could identify the Kestrel.
Feathers and Fur Falconry Centre visits schools based in and around Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Our aim is to open the eyes and minds of young people to the wonderful world of Birds of Prey and Animals. Encouraging children to see and care about the wildlife that is often found on their doorstep and to help learn about and conserve those that are not. We believe that a hands on learning approach is best with the aim to allow children a once in a life time chance to see and often handle some of natures truly stunning creations.
Feathers and Fur brings a whole new dimension to classroom teaching. Not only does an educational talk from Feathers and Fur offer benefits to a wide range of Science subjects, but the experience can be used to cover many other important key stage topics such as descriptive writing, literacy, communication, citizenship, art and number skills.
Issues such as conservation or species adaption’s be tailored to Key Stage and age groups. Our fun, hands on and energetic style ensures that each child will not only enjoy learning but will take away a memory that may stay with them throughout life.
"We would thoroughly recommend a visit from Feathers and Fur. It was wonderful experience for all our children from 3-11years! Following the visit the children produced some outstanding work - poetry, fact books and lots of art work including a life size model of Willow the barn owl! Thank you Sadie!"
South Lake Primary School, Woodley, Berkshire
"Yesterday was fantastic and the children absolutely loved the experience (as did the adults!) I'm looking forward to seeing the work that comes from it! You had a lovely way with the children that kept them interested and engaged the whole time. It was great to see reception children sat at the front of assembly with their mouths open and still listening after 20 minutes! (That's a hard thing to achieve!) You pitched it so well. I'm sure we will want to see you again!"
Hughendon Primary School, Buckinghamshire
Feathers and Fur offer an education package that is flexible to your classroom needs whether its simply a fun addition to a busy term or a key learning week with specific points of interest. Our team of presenters are enthusiastic, fun and confident in their presentation style and are all fully DBS checked and insured under the NFU. Feathers and Fur also holds a Countryside Educational Visit Accreditation Scheme qualification.
For more information on our service or to organise a visit please feel free to email or call our education team on 07812171709.