Those staying at Jowett Walk had a fascinating excursion to Woburn Abbey over the weekend, exploring wildlife and the gardens during their visit.
Woburn Abbey Safari Park
The famous Woburn Estate boasts many exciting activities, including a Safari Park and beautiful gardens. Over the weekend, ORA students at Jowett Walk made the most of the extensive activities as they marvelled at the animals and played in the park.
ORA pupils arrived at the Safari Park with beaming smiles and excited eyes, raring to see as much wildlife as they possibly could. Giraffes entertained the group with their lanky necks, whilst meerkats made everyone coo at their adorable fuzzy faces. One of the highlights for students was the baby sea lion, who nestled by his mother on a rock. No one could bring themselves to walk away from the cute, blubbery mammal, that chattered excitedly to its mother as pupils took hundreds of photos.
Fearing that they would miss out on the rest of the extraordinary park, the staff finally managed to pull students away from the adorable pair and continued onward to see more creatures.
Woburn Abbey Gardens
After they had their fill of furry mammals and scaly reptiles, the group moved to explore the beautiful Gardens of the Abbey. With secret bridges, mazes and a vibrant Chinese Pagoda, the Gardens provide visitors with hours of entertainment as they explore the hidden avenues and pathways.
During their time in the Gardens, students took part in a game of croquet in the traditional English fashion. Mallets, balls and hoops were ready and raring to go as the games began and everyone had a go at the amusing and calm game.
Those desiring more action decided to perform cartwheels on the pretty lawns, seeing how many they could complete and wowing their peers. Others wanted to see even more wildlife and wandered over to some ducklings who were keen for company (and bread!).
The day was a fantastic excuse to get out of the city centre and explore nature and everyone enjoyed seeing all the wildlife: discussions about the day continued all afternoon!
Week 2 is already here and ORA students at Jowett Walk are straight back into lessons and activities, so check back soon to see their progress.