The Juniors are getting very excited about the return of Tanith Brown on 27th May for our annual Spots and Stripes Day in support of The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden. They have already been exploring the work of the sanctuary and its conservation projects across the world during PSHE lessons.
They are looking forward to wearing spots or stripes clothes and attending an assembly where they will learn more about the importance of apex predators in the wild, and the threats, both man-made and natural, that these animals face, followed by a sponsored ‘Sleeping Lions’ competition adjudicated by Mr Carr and the Junior tutors.
The Juniors are not the only ones to benefit from Tanith’s visit. There will be a busy day for all involved. The Sixth Form Design and Technology students will be working with the Fourth Form to create innovative enrichment activities for big cats kept in captivity; A Level Biology students will be given a talk on animal adaptations as part of their course; in Media Studies, pupils will be challenged with a marketing poster design task; in Third Form English, there will be the opportunity to learn about the conservation work of The Big Cat Sanctuary and join in an informal debate on the ethics of keeping animals in captivity. All those interested in a career in conservation, working with animals, working for a charity or in marketing can email Miss Young and attend the careers drop-in for all pupils during Period 5.
Learn more about The Big Cat Sanctuary: Spots and Stripes Day here.
We are also running a competition where you can win a tour for you and your family at The Big Cat Sanctuary – all you need to do is donate! You can find out more about this incredible experience here.