Mill Water youngsters learning about bats

PUBLISHED: 08:55 20 May 2017

Youngsters at Mill Water School have been learning about bats

Youngsters at Mill Water School have been learning about bats

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Children from a special needs school near Budleigh Salterton Have been learning about bats.

Youngsters at Mill Water School have been learning about batsYoungsters at Mill Water School have been learning about bats

Youngsters from Mill Water School, based in the grounds of Bicton College, were at Beer quarry caves to see where bats spend their winters.

This follows a week oF activities which included making bat boxes, playing online bat-related games and watching footage of the animal.

They also used a bat detector, from the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project (DGHBP), to find out what species of the animal live at Mill Water.

A spokesman for Mill Water said: “The children will be learning not only about bats but about conserving the wildlife around us, that endangered animals are worth saving and why and that lesser known species in Britain can be under just as much pressure and as important as the rhinos and tigers we hear so much about.”


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