P1/2 had a great time on Thursday on our trip to the Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World at Dobbies. As we were early, the children played in the play park for ten minutes, then Lyndsey, who works in the Butterfly and Insect World, told us about the life cycle of butterflies and moths where we learnt, among other things, that moths have cocoons and butterflies have chrysalises. She then took us around the butterfly part, before we looked at the reptiles, and later, went into the nocturnal room. The children thought that the best bit, though, was handling a millipede, a snake and a tarantula! (Being an arachnophobic, I had to hide round the corner when Rosie the tarantula was brought out. :0/ ) Thankfully, the weather stayed dry so that we could have our lunch outside, then the children had a good, long play in the play park.
The children did themselves proud with their excellent behaviour, which Lyndsey commented on. Many thanks to Mrs. Edgar and Katie’s mum who came with us.
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