Owls are a real ‘hoot’ during primary school visit

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CHILDREN at St Edmundsbury Primary School are flying high following a visit by some wise feathered friends.

The pupils got up, close and personal with six owls including tawny, barn, eagle and a boobook in the school hall.

The birds were brought in by Essex-based Owl Wise after the school’s seven classrooms were renamed after owls.

Each class has also adopted an owl from the sanctuary at Stonham Barns.

During the visit, they learnt about where the owls live, how they hunt and eat.

The owls also flew around and some of the children wore gloves so the birds could land on their hands.

Headteacher Jo Lundy said: “The event was brilliant, exciting and very educational. It’s one of those experiences the children or staff won’t forget for a long time. They had such a super time.”