Our displays are very popular among children and we can provide an interesting and exciting show for many different age ranges. We are approved by the Wakefield Council and all our birds are registered with the IBR and we are fully insured as well as being CBR checked.
On school visits we discuss the different species of owls on display.
Topics we cover include:
- Where the owls originate from
- Their habitat
- Food source and pellets they regurgitate from their food
- Breeding habits
- How they make their nests and the materials they use
- Look at the eggs they’ve laid and handle them
- Feel the different textures of the owls’ feathers
- See them flying to a static perch
- Handle the owls and have photo’s taken
Just a quick email to thank you once again for your help with our activity day – all the children loved your input and my wife, who helped out on the day, enjoyed your input particularly.
John Berry, Headteacher, St Peters Infants and Junior school, Horbury
Thank you so much for coming in today! We thoroughly enjoyed it. The children haven’t stopped talking about it and the children stroking them and holding Charlie.
Us as staff were extremely excited this morning and it was lovely holding the others too. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
Many thanks again.
Fiona, Altofts Junior School
Thank you very much for today, the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is definitely one of the most hands on opportunities I have encountered within a school setting.
Andrea Barker, Wentworth, Rotherham
On Friday 6th December the Primary Phase were delighted and entertained by the visit of Steve from the mobile ‘Owl Experience’ with five owls to the Old Library: George (an African Eagle owl), Caspar (an Indian Eagle owl), Oscar (a Snowy owl), Jack and Ruby (Barn owls). Not only were they able to look at these amazing creatures but they were also allowed to hold them on a glove and stroke their soft feathers. Pupils got the opportunity to handle eggs and examine regurgitated food pellets. The talk included where each owl comes from and their hunting habits, how they make nests and other interesting facts. Did you know that owls have two sets of eyelids or two stomachs or that they can turn their head nearly all the way round because they have more bones in their neck than we do?
Thanks to the Yorkshire Owl Experience for an amazing day!
Beeston Primary would like to say a great big thank you. The children and staff all loved the gorgeous owls. We enjoyed stoking and holding Jack the Barn Owl.
Steve was very knowledgeable, he was patient with the children and answered all of their questions. It was very interesting and a fabulous experience. Thank you very much.
It was great thanks, I am sure we will be getting in touch again.
16th December 2013
“A super ‘hands on’ experience”
Steve was very knowledgeable and able to interact with children of different ages in an interesting and engaging way. Even less confident children were soon keen to stroke the owls and see them up close.
Steve was well prepared and created a safe, secure environment (also bringing hand-gel to use before touching the owls).
All the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and there was scope for a great deal of varied follow-up work.
Written by Mrs Eustice, Clifton Infants
St Peters School in Horbury
St Peters School in Horbury
Pupils at High Field Special Needs School Gawthorpe