Oak View Academy pupils have a hoot with some feathered friends

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Wide-eyed children at Oak View Academy had a hoot when they had a visit from two friendly owls.

Casper, a White Faced Scops Owl, and Gandalf, an Indian Scops Owl, turned heads when they were brought to school for the close encounter by North Wales Owl Sanctuary.

Deputy Headteacher and Head of Infants, Charlotte Alford said: “The visit tied in with pre-school’s focus on the story ‘The Owl Babies’.

“All children from two-to-seven years old had the chance to get close and handle the birds and learn more about owls.

“The whole school also enjoyed seeing Casper and Gandolf in an assembly where they focused on the theme of taking responsibility for wildlife, and how they can do their part.

“This supports our efforts to help pupils at Oak View to become citizens of the future.”

Principal Fiona Whittaker said: “We work very hard to give pupils new experiences and these visits add great excitement to our days.

“It is fantastic to see our two-year-olds enjoying these events, which are all part of our commitment to giving them the best possible start in education.”

Oak View Academy is part of North West Academies Trust, which manages schools across Cheshire and Shropshire including Delamere Academy, near Northwich, and St Martin’s Academy, Chester.

For more information about Oak View Academy, tel: 01606 288118.