Nursery school children have a hoot

Nursery children in Shoreham had a hoot when six owls paid a visit
Nursery children in Shoreham had a hoot when six owls paid a visit

CHILDREN had a hoot when owls flew into their Shoreham nursery.

Six feathered friends paid a much-anticipated visit to Young Sussex Nursery (Shoreham), in Upper Shoreham Road, giving the children the chance to see them close at hand.

The children were able to pet the owls and examine their feathers

The children were able to pet the owls and examine their feathers

Owls About Town told them interesting facts about the birds, their characteristics and how to look after them.

The little nature enthusiasts, aged five and under, were able to closely examine the owl feathers and pellets, too.

Julia Cross, group manager, said: “The owl visit was a huge success. The children had a hoot petting the owls and learning about these lovely creatures.

“We provide animal handling experiences throughout the year as part of our ongoing curriculum. These are genuinely unique learning experiences which really engage the children, capture their attention and spark an interest in nature and science.

“Owls About Town’s visit contributes to us teaching the children about the world around them. We also have monthly music and movement classes, Asian cooking classes and regular visits from local professionals, such as emergency services and healthcare professionals to further enhance our children’s learning and development.”

She said the children had been very excited by the visit and the chance to pet the owls, as well as seeing them fly.