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We are BIG on education

The team at the UK Owl and Raptor Centre are BIG on education!

With several packages available that are all designed in line with the current national curriculum, we are sure to be able to offer something that is right for your school or organisation. We have a team of trained birds of prey that range from the tiny White Faced Owl to the native Eurasian Buzzard and from the fastest animal on the planet, the Peregrine Falcon, to one of the largest species of Owl in the world, the Verreaux's Eagle Owl.

We are able to fly the birds in classrooms and in halls or gyms, however, we do require windows to be covered and doors to be closed for the birds welfare - copies of full risk assessments, insurance and our operating licence are available. 

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The 90 Minute Educational Package

The 90-minute educational package is perfect for schools and other groups that are looking to bring lessons to life. Our experienced team of handlers will bring their passion for birds of prey into the classroom with the help of our team of owls and raptors. The group will have an unforgettable close-up encounter with our birds as they fly directly over the tops of their heads. Accompanying every bird will be an interactive talk, covering their basic adaptations, habitat, diet and much more.

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements!

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The Three Visit Workshop Package

Across the three 90 minute sessions our workshop will engage pupils with hands-on activities, quizzes and close encounters. By choosing the three visit workshop participants can take a more in-depth look at the individual birds and their positions within the ecosystem. Each session will focus on a basic theme (e.g. Introduction to Birds of Prey, Nocturnal Animals Workshop, Food Chains) which will then be split into various sections to cover a multitude of topics.

 

Prices start from just £475 / Photography Option 

 BEST VALUE 

The Three Visit Workshop Package

Across the three 90 minute sessions our workshop will engage pupils with hands-on activities, quizzes and close encounters. By choosing the three visit workshop participants can take a more in-depth look at the individual birds and their positions within the ecosystem. Each session will focus on a basic theme (e.g. Introduction to Birds of Prey, Nocturnal Animals Workshop, Food Chains) which will then be split into various sections to cover a multitude of topics.

 

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements!

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After School Clubs

With wildlife becoming more and more popular with children, our after school clubs are perfect for pupils who have an interest in the natural world. Sessions will include the chance to handle and fly some of our Birds of Prey whilst learning about habitats, food chains, adaptations and other subjects that link to the national curriculum. The after school sessions run once a week over a period of half a term and each pupil will receive a certificate upon completion to say that they are now ‘Wildlife Warriors’. The minimum number of participants for these sessions is 20 with a maximum of 30.

Prices start from just £5 per pupil, per session.

Liam has run the Birds of Prey Club at our school for many terms/years now. The club is always popular with the children as each week Liam (who is very approachable) engages them in different learning activities, from the royal history of falconry to dissecting owl pellets, learning about the equipment and ultimately seeing if they can run as fast as a bird of prey. The first half an hour of each session is dedicated to learning about the birds, the second part of the session is learning to fly the magnificent birds. Obviously the children love this part the most. From big to small the birds are all stunning characters in their own right. Liam often has a troop of teachers looking on as the birds are so impressive. Liam has organised the sessions well as in the last week's session, the children's parents get to come in to see their children fly the birds. This is a big hit and great photo opportunity! The club is definitely value for money for parents and offers a lovely alternative for those children who might not like to play sports, participate in musical lesson, etc. It is worth noting that as the Owl and Raptor Centre offer this as an external club, the school's onsite administration is very minimal as all communication and payment is done via their website. 

On a second note, Liam and Daniel's class displays are wonderful and well worth considering as well. With the children sitting on the floor, Daniel and Liam effortlessly talk about the birds while they are flying back and forth over the children's heads. It is a very memorable day for all.

Sussex Road Primary School

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