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Learner Guides Imire Field Trip 2019

Our Fifth Form Learner Guides pupils went to Imire Game Park over the weekend – this was their first field trip so they had plenty to learn. Being close up to elephants and rhinos gave an opportunity for close observation both of physical features and of animal behaviour. Lessons and practical’s included tracking, details of approaches to game, shot placement, insect collections and bird identification.

The night drive always adds interest – my last visit to Imire we saw an aardvaak but he was nowhere to be found this time.

We were invited to observe a tracker dog at work following tracks left by a ‘poacher’ – an amazing animal which will be a great benefit to Imire once it is fully trained.

Boys had to prepare the meals and clean up afterwards which is good training for when they are working in the industry. There was some time for fishing and boys caught bass but sadly time was short.

The weekend was a very good introduction to what is involved in our field trips and the detail required when observing animals and birds.

Mrs Penny Raynor
I/C Conservation