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Geography Trip to the David Attenborough Building

26th September 2019

On Wednesday 25th September, a group of Yr10 and 11 pupils visited the David Attenborough Building in Cambridge. They saw the ‘living wall’ covered in plants and learned about how the building is sustainable. They even walked in the footsteps of Sir David Attenborough (who also abseiled down the living wall!).

Pupils also learned about new technologies to help protect wildlife – drones to monitor orang-utans, robot cheetah to see if antelope run away, and the BearID Project which uses facial recognition technology to identify and monitor bears.

The absolute highlight of the trip was the expert speaker who had flown in from Kenya to tell us about rhinos, zebras, elephants and how they detect illegal animal hunting/poaching in a very large area (360km2).

It was a fantastic evening and fascinating to find out more about places on our doorstep, and much, much further afield.

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