Year 1 Trip – Kew Gardens

On a cold and frosty morning, on the 2nd February, we set off on a large coach for our trip to Kew Gardens.

Our guide for the day was a lovely lady called Lisa.  She took us around the warm Palm House, showing us how tall Bamboo can grow in just two weeks.  The boys were so excited to see real Epiphyte plants.  They grow high up on the trunks of trees to gain as much sunlight as possible in the Rainforests.  One tree the boys were desperate to see was the Cacao tree.  Lisa had a little pot of cocoa beans for the boys to smell.  It made us all want a bar of chocolate to eat.

At lunchtime the boys refuelled inside the Wigwams, set aside for schools to eat their lunches.  After lunch the boys had a run around in the Climbers and Creepers playground, to let off a little energy.  We managed to find the carnivorous Pitcher plant in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.  The boys tried really hard to see if the plant had turned a fly into a ‘smoothie’. 

 It was a most wonderful day tying in with our Topic about the Rainforest.

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