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P4s visit Castle Espie!

This week our P4 pupils enjoyed a day trip to Castle Espie, outside Comber, to see the famous migrating Brent Geese from Arctic Canada!

Thousands of these geese have flown 2,500 miles to find food and a warmer winter, dodging hunters and stormy weather along the way. Each pupil got the chance to feed the ducks, geese and swans at the ponds and visit the secret Bird Hide where they used binoculars to see the Brent Geese feed on the eel grass on Strangford Lough.

Our guides, John and Ross, taught us all about the Brent Goose and their amazing migration journey. We also had time to spend money in the shop to buy a souvenir and play in the fantastic adventure park!

The staff complimented the excellent behaviour and manners of the pupils from Brooklands Primary School - something we are not surprised at, of course - but very well done to each boy and girl for representing the school so well. Thanks also to the teachers and classroom assistants in P4 for making the day pass so smoothly!