FPS Hedgehog Day

What a wonderful start to the new half-term, with each class having a session learning about one of our native mammals—the hedgehog!

Janet Peto and Sally, both from the Hedgehog Welfare, spent part of the day in each class explaining to the children how to care for these animals and we even had a real hedgehog in school.

The children were full of facts they had learned—one being baby hedgehogs are called ’hoglets’, and another fact is their spikes start to appear two hours after they have been born! Eco team had their own session during assembly. They have been left some boxes and taught how to build hedgehog homes and in the future we hope to have a dedicated “Hedgehog Zone” in the school grounds.

Thank you to Mrs Barker, our Eco Lead, for arranging this visit.