Thursday, 5 June 2008

I finished the day with children and colleagues from Hollybush Primary School, Ingram Road Primary School, Raynville Primary School and Wykebeck Primary School...

The schools had been involved in the 'Leeds Hippo Project', an environmental education project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the University of Leeds in partnership with Leeds Museum and Gallery Service and the Royal Armouries. Unbelievably, the skeletons of four hippos were found in Armley in 1852. The animals were believed to have died in some sort of natural disaster 120,000 years ago. Through a series of engaging, fun and innovative workshops the children have learnt about science, geography, history, environmental change, climate change and sustainability.

This is a brilliant project and you will be able to see the hippos at the new Leeds Museum in Millenium Square from 12th September.

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