King's School Year 5
visit Teggs Nose Country Park

Monday 29th April 2013

Wildlife Explorers ran a joint session with Cheshire East Countryside Rangers
at Teggs Nose Country Park for a group of Year 5 students
from The King's School in Macclesfield.

King's School Year 5 visit Teggs Nose Country Park

In the morning we completed a circular walk of the site.

We learned about the natural history of Teggs Nose
and how the site is managed to maintain good habitats for wildlife.

Keen-eyed birdwatchers spotted Tufted Ducks and a Mandarin Duck at the reservoir.
The group also spotted some newly arrived migrants: Pied Flycatchers, House Martins and Swallows.

The afternoon was focussed on learning about the Geology of the site, once the location of an important local quarry. We used a scarf with knitted bands to demonstrate the age of the earth, the different geological time periods and the relatively tiny amount of time man has been present on the earth.

We then followed the new Teggs Nose Rocks Geology trail with Ranger Martin James on hand
to explain the geological significance of the local rocks and geographical features.

During the session children recorded their experience with cameras and sound recording devices
so that they could create a visual representation of their visit and a sound-scape back at school.