Primary children 'go wild' at Chepstow School!
Written by Kathy Barclay, Education Officer, Gwent Wildlife Trust.
Chepstow School once again hosted the second round of the Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Wizards quiz – a competition to test Gwent schools' Y6 childrens' wildlife knowledge.
This year 24 schools in all took part in the quiz- the first round of which took place on February 4th. 9 of them are from Monmouthshire.
Each school chose 4 of their wildlife-wisest pupils to battle it out to become this year’s wildlife wizards.
The round at Chepstow school was won by Magor Church in Wales School and they will go to meet Pentrepoeth and George Street Primary schools at the final on March 25th .
They had to answer questions like “What would a geologist study?”, “What do vertebrates have that invertebrates do not have?" and “What is the fruit of the oak tree called?”. They had to name British wildlife flowers and identified some interesting objects using logic, knowledge and lots of team work to win points.
This competition is sponsored by Eastmans (formerly Solutia) and the final is held there. The winning team will be awarded the much coveted Wildlife Wizards shield.
As a wildlife trust it is important to engage people in nature and wildlife and we think that this is a brilliant way to do it. The schools involved have all ensured that their teams have been well prepared and it has often involved wildlife quizzes in the school for all the pupils. It gets wildlife on the agenda and into the childrens' minds.
Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to Cheptow School for hosting the two rounds again.
Tom Jennings, William Anderson, Eva Kielthy and Mia Norman
Magor Church in Wales Primary School