Going Batty for Bats!

On Tuesday 25th October forty-two children, parents and carers enjoyed an evening Bat Walk along the river in Dunblane.  This was arranged as a result of the children’s interest in moths and midges at our Forest School sessions.

Mrs. Youngman came into Nursery on the morning of the walk to tell us about the types of bats that live near us, what they eat, and what they look like.

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Mrs. Youngman and other volunteers from the Bat Conservation Trust accompanied us on our walk in the evening and shared lots of interesting information with us about bats.

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Here are some of our children and parents’ comments …

“We did hear one [a bat].  Maybe the bats don’t like cold weather.”  Molly

“On the way home I saw a bat.  It was going round and round and round in circles.”  Matthew

“I never, ever found any bats, but I might find one next time.”  Oliver

“What a great activity for us all to do together.  Matthew was telling me lots about the bats, and we saw one on the way home!  Thank you for organising it.”  Matthew’s Mum

“We had a wonderful time!  Thanks for the opportunity.”  Arthur’s parents

“Thank you so much for organising the trip – Annie really enjoyed it!  It’s always lovely to get together out of ‘school hours’, especially of an evening!”  Annie’s Mum