Children in Year 5 and Year 6 went to Wakehurst last week for a fantastic day of learning and exploring.

They had the opportunity to visit the Millenium Seed Bank where they learnt about how the scientists collect and store seeds from all around the world, keeping them safe. There are billions of seeds securely stored from the giant record-breaking coco-de-mer seed to the tiniest of orchid seeds.

In the laboratory, all children had the chance to dissect a flower and to look at all the parts through a microscope in order to better understand the reproduction process. Some even captured and observed tiny pollen beetles!

Each group also was guided around the kitchen garden and the nursery to observe pollinators and to have an understanding of the work that is being carried out there. Even though it was a very hot day, everyone had a wonderful time!