The children of Lealholm Primary School in the North York Moors National Park are extraordinarily lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country.
And I was extraordinarily lucky to be invited to spend a day with them yesterday.
After a Buzzing! performance for the whole school in the morning, the infants and I went on a Rhyme Time Ramble round their playground and field. The beady-eyed children spotted bees and a 7-spot ladybird and a painted lady butterfly, amongst other wildlife wonders.
Then in the afternoon, I revealed my Top-Secret Photography Technique to the juniors, and we all went outside to take photos. And what amazing photos these children did take! Photos of bees and flies and beetles and flowers and snails …
Here are a few of the photos that Mattie, Charlotte and Emma took. Aren’t they great?
All the children were very observant, and found a fascinating variety of creatures to photograph. Charles Darwin would have been proud of them!