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We were delighted to welcome Bilston Church of England Primary School to the Gardens and would like to thank them for taking part in the making of the short film below.  Please click on the image to see the film.

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Here are some photos to show you how Bilston Church of England Primary School structured their day, to give other visiting schools some ideas on options available. There are many other options available for activities to do on the day and Non-Birmingham schools should contact the Gardens' Education Officer, Deborah Knott, for more information (Birmingham Schools should see 'Booking School Visits' page for relevant contact details).

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challenge We start off our day with a Rainforest Challenge teaching session. We have to follow clues in small teams to find out some information about rainforest plants growing here.
We have to look closely at the plant labels to help us to find the right plants.  touching leaves
 thumbs up It's great fun being a rainforest detective!
Back in the classroom, we investigate some strange plant products and smelly seeds as we discover the answers to the challenge!  
 outside After lunch, our teacher takes us outside to explore the beautiful grounds.
We visit the bird collection. Some are from Tropical Rainforests which is the topic that we are studying at school.  birds
 balcony We head up on to Tree Lookout to view the surroundings.
The fountain is very old and very beautiful.  fountain
 playground Because we've been so good, our teacher takes us to play on the playground!  There are lots of things to play on including a slide, a roundabout, swings and a trim trail.
Afterwards, we take a look at the Mediterranean House which has lemons growing there as big as our heads called Citrons!  citron
 sculpture Hmmmm...not sure I would be able to put my finger here if this bird was real!
We finish our day by visiting the strange Arid or Desert House, where many Cacti and other interesting plants grow. We can see how different they grow compared to the Tropical plants that we studied in the morning.  arid
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

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