The enchanting mangroves and rainforests of Phuket were the focus of BISP’s Year 4 educational trips in Term 3! Our curious young explorers delved into these biodiverse biomes, uncovering a world of wonder and discovery.
As they meandered through the muddy mangroves, they were mesmerised by the unique roots and vibrant array of plants. The sighting of mudskippers and crabs added to their excitement, while the extraordinary aerial roots left them in awe. The journey continued with a thrilling hike to Bang Pae Waterfall, where they climbed trails enveloped by the lush rainforest layers. The sight of diverse plants and animals, coupled with the breathtaking waterfall, deepened their appreciation for the interconnectedness of this vibrant ecosystem. The trips not only sparked their curiosity but also instilled a greater sense of respect and admiration for the natural world.
Our inquisitive students didn’t just observe nature; they delved deeper to understand the intricate food webs and chains within these ecosystems. Witnessing firsthand how plants and animals depend on one another for survival, they recognized the delicate balance that sustains life in these habitats. Fuelled by their newfound knowledge, the students took on the role of ambassadors by creating animated food chain videos, showcasing the intricate connections and interdependencies within these remarkable biomes. Their creativity and enthusiasm reflected a deep understanding of the importance of preserving and protecting these fragile ecosystems.
To catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring journey undertaken by our Year 4 students, be sure to watch this captivating video, or flip through a few photos from their trip.
Their work demonstrates their inquisitive spirit and their dedication to exploring and safeguarding the natural world.
As they remind us, “Nature is not just a place to visit; it is a home to discover and protect.”