On Thursday 19th January, Bourne Elsea Park Primary Academy students welcomed Nick Williams, the distinguished local wildlife photographer, into the school as part of the Len Pick Trust’s work to support local schools. Nick delivered KS1 and KS2 workshops, enchanting the children with his love of nature, wildlife and the important role our students play in protecting the planet.
The children were enthralled as they watched a presentation displaying the incredible images Nick has taken during his travels across the globe. This was made even more memorable by the anecdotes he was able to deliver about some of the adventures and wildlife discoveries he has made during his exceptional career.
Nick engaged the children beautifully with questions and the chance of winning one of his own wildlife prints. The students thoroughly enjoyed learning scientific facts about wildlife from all seven continents which linked beautifully to the curriculums across both key stages.
The presentations ended with the simple but impactful message, ‘We live in a wonderful world, we need to love and respect our environment’. The photographs encapsulated this incredibly powerful moment for the children whilst, in the background, Louis Armstrong’s beautiful song ‘What a Wonderful World’ played out.
The nature workshops were a fantastic opportunity for all students to reflect on the importance of our 3R’s and consider what an important and lasting impact they can have on our beautiful planet.