There was great excitement in the school on Tuesday when we had our first visitor since the beginning of the pandemic!
We were delighted to welcome Calvin Jones to Walterstown National School. Calvin, Founder and Managing Editor of Ireland’s Wildlife, is a Natural History Heritage Specialist on the wonderful “Heritage in Schools Scheme”.
Calvin brought some lucky classes outside to the field to take part in a “School Wildlife Safari”. Each class got an insight into local wildlife and got an opportunity to explore the school surroundings on the search for plants, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals. Calvin’s safari gave our students the freedom to indulge their innate curiosity and reconnect with nature on their own terms.
Everyone had great fun exploring and learned a lot about the wildlife of Ireland, particularly the wildlife in our own local area.
A huge thanks to Calvin for taking the time to visit Walterstown and sharing his passion for the natural world with us!
Be sure to take a look below at some of the pictures from our wildlife safari!