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Bower school trip is a wild adventure


By Gregor White

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No fear handling the snake.
No fear handling the snake.

Children at Bower Primary enjoyed a visit with some furry friends just before the summer break.

The school trip this year was to the Caithness Animal Farm in Lybster where, among other activities, they got to feed hungry llamas, goats and reindeer.

The llamas were delighted to be fed.
The llamas were delighted to be fed.

They also got up close with rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and a tortoise as well as handling a tarantula and snake.

Head teacher Mrs Sinclair said: ‘We are all so proud of our Bower pupils, their behaviour and enthusiasm is always second to none.

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“We had a great day out, luckily the weather was on our side for all the outdoor activities.

“The animal farm in Lybster were brilliant hosts, we couldn’t thank them enough for a fun filled two-hour visit.

Children had the chance to meet a tortoise.
Children had the chance to meet a tortoise.

“Trips out are limited for rural schools due to cost of transport, but thanks to very kind donations received from BES, Sinclair Quarry and J Gunn this trip was achievable.”

Pupils also visited Harmsworth Park where Pat Miller gave them a tour of the Wick Academy Stadium followd by the presentation of a gift to the school - a football signed by team members.

In the dugout at Harmsworth Park.
In the dugout at Harmsworth Park.

Mrs Sinclair added: “We finished our trip to Bignold Park for fun on the swings and all had an ice-cream from Meiklejohn’s café.”


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