Leaping into Spring!
Wednesday March 29th, 2017
Well, Spring has sprung (it’s official because we’ve got daffodils and chiff chaffs and frog spawn) and that means everything jumps into action, including us!
I have been extremely busy arranging school trips, eels in classrooms, assemblies and family fishing events over the last couple of weeks.
Last week I had a brilliant time with the sweetest little year 3’s from Fairstead Community Primary school river dipping at Eaton Farm in Heacham. Many thanks to John Austen, the farm manager for arranging it. I also met Catherine Leigh, the residentials manager from the Country Trust and very much look forward to working closely with her.
I also met the most polite students I have EVER encountered at an assembly for Heacham Junior school, all 150 of them. They asked some excellent questions and then I took the year 5’s out to Eaton Farm where we did some kick sampling and a simple biotic index. John Austen got hold of a net and scooped out a number of 3 spined and 9 spined sticklebacks; a large male which was in full breeding splendour and a female that was bulging with babies, as well as some juveniles. The kick sample results showed that the water quality was considered “Very good” and the children all agreed.