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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

Y7 River Study at Rushall Farm

Activities days at St Gabriel's are always a lovely way to end the year, but the trip to Rushall Farm was exceptional. From beginning to end, Year 7 were treated to a whole host of fun, educational tasks, including pond dipping, river wading, owl pellet dissection and a session about the importance of bees, with an active hive. The weather was glorious, the setting was perfect, and the girls enjoyed singing at the top of their voices on the tractor ride on the way to the River Pang! What a wonderful and very educational day out!

"I enjoyed wading in the river and learning about different types of fish. We also found out about how the Egyptian Pharaohs covered people in honey to keep the flies away from them and we got to try this on each other. They used honey which is an antioxidant, as a natural healing agent on cuts etc."


Wading in the River Pang


"My favourite part of the trip was learning about owls especially when we had to dissect an owl pellet and find all the bones to identify the animal they had eaten.  I also enjoyed tasting the honey and learning about bees."


dissecting an owl pellet

"Rushall Farm was a brilliant experience: we learnt lots. My favourite part was the talk about the bees, their roles and how honey is made. "


Further photos from this trip are in our gallery