Come and see the beautiful swallowtail butterfly at all stages of it’s life cycle. At Inaura School we are developing an ecology project to breed the rare British Swallowtail Butterfly at our lakeside nature reserve on the Somerset Levels near Shapwick. The butterfly became extinct on the levels many years ago and is now only found in Norfolk. We would love to share our work with your pupils, inspiring them to value their local wildlife and see conservation in action.
Walk through our butterfly house surrounded by the beautiful swallowtail butterfly in flight and with caterpillars, chrysalis’ and eggs on the plants. We can tell you all about the project and give you an activity to complete. An activity pack will be provided to complete back at school along with a growpack including a milk parsley plant for your school garden.
The workshop is aimed at upper Key Stage 2 but would also be suitable for Year 7 and children with special needs. The programme covers a number of National Curriculum subjects & descriptors:
Sc1: observe, record
Sc2: life cycles, habitats, adaptation, feeding relationships, classification
Art & Design:
Record from experience & imagination
Local places, changes to places, managing the environment & identify opportunities for their own involvement.
The workshop provides the starting point for a range of projects with opportunities to cover most national curriculum subjects.
We are requesting a booking and resources fee of £20 per school group.
We would welcome groups of up to 6 children accompanied by 1 or 2 adults.
Dates: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from May 21 through to June 1
Times: 10:30 – 12:00 or 12:30 – 2:00
Place: Inaura School, Manor Farm Cottage, Lower Godney, near Wells, Somerset
We will also consider visits from other interested parties. Please note fees vary for different groups and the concessionary rate is usually only available to schools.
Please use the form below to book.