Helmsley Visit - Year 6
Despite the rain the children from Year six had a wonderful visit to Helmsley Castle and the National Birds of Prey Centre today. The children spent the morning exploring the 900 year-old Helmsley castle. The children discovered how the castle evolved over the centuries, from a mighty medieval fortress to a luxurious Tudor mansion, to a Civil War stronghold and a romantic Victorian ruin.
After the morning at the castle, they went to the stunning grounds of Duncombe Park to visit The National Centre for Birds of Prey (NCBP). This charity has the largest collection of magnificent flying creatures in the north of England; with over 100 birds, including eagles, vultures, falcons, hawks, and owls. The children learnt about the captive breeding programme of endangered species and how key environmental impacts like global warming and deforestation are impacting the global numbers of certain birds including the Hooded Vulture.