A number of Preparatory School year groups got a closer look at a popular species of bird during a special event.
The Year 5, 4 and 2 groups at Rydal Penrhos spent a portion of their afternoon at the facility’s Forest School site, where they were joined by two individuals from the nearby Owls’ Trust on Wednesday, June 26.
They were treated to a special talk by the Trust on the specific role of the charity within the region and beyond, before getting the opportunity to meet a barn owl currently situated at their base at Bodafon Farm Park in Llandudno.
Each pupil the saw the impressive Verreaux's eagle-owl, which hails from Africa and targets small monkeys as prey, and also petted the imposing species of owl which proved to be an exciting element of the day.
Those that were willing also held the owls for themselves under the supervision of Trust members in attendance.
Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “We were delighted that members of the Owls’ Trust took time out of their busy schedule to visit us here at Rydal Penrhos, and the afternoon was incredibly exciting for our pupils and something they got a great deal out of.
“The Trust do so much incredible work and for our pupils to explore in-depth about their work, the different species of owl that they work with and their characteristics has further heightened their curiosity regarding this particular topic.
“On behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos I would like to thank the Owls’ Trust form coming along and delivering a fantastic set of talks.”