The Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest

The rainforest is very hot and humid, and the weather on Wednesday was just like that! The children were so excited when we boarded the coach and left school at 9.00am. They were chatting away, playing games, reading books or spotting cars until we got closer to our destination and were given the task to look out for brown signs saying…Living Rainforest.
On our arrival they instantly spotted plants, pictures, notice boards as well as a lovely adventure playground.

After plenty of water and a brief introduction we entered the rainforest with our tour guides and it is really hard to describe the look on your children’s faces…to sum it up, we heard a lot of WOW THAT’S AMAZING! It really was amazing. The children were able to answer lots of questions and we all learnt so many interesting new facts. We hope you have heard all about it by now.

It really doesn’t happen very often that one sees toucans and other beautiful birds, an armadillo, a sleeping sloth, a very clever agouti, poisonous dart frogs, pygmy marmosets and free roaming lizards as well as hundreds of amazing rainforest plants all in one day!
The children were just amazing, extremely well behaved, very happy indeed and everybody had a truly wonderful day.
Enjoy reading some of the facts the children learnt and remembered.
 
“The sloth sleeps for fifteen hours a day and only goes to the toilet once a week!”
 
“A tarantula can go without food for two years!”
 
“The armadillo buries his food and goes back later to find it!”
 
“A cheese plant has leaves with holes so that the rain can drip through.”
 
“The lizard changes its colour to communicate and not for camouflage purposes.”
 
“The only two creatures that can break into the shell of a brazil nut are humans and an animal called an agouti.”