Class 3/4 visits the Natural History Museum in Tring

Class 3/4 visited the Natural History Museum in Tring on Tuesday to take part in a bones workshop and look at their collection of over 4,000 animals. The animals were collected from around the world by Walter Rothschild in the 19th Century.

In the bones workshop the class got to see up close the skeletons of a mole, bat, pigeon and squirrel.

The class learnt how they could look at a skeleton and start to work out how the animal had lived.

Does the skeleton have flat feet, strong femurs, curved vertebrae, pointy skull?

The children loved the museum and its huge display cabinets of stuffed animals. Highlights included the gorilla skeleton, narwaal, seal, snake, frog and dolphin.