Friday was one of the most exciting days ever for our year One students as we had our first ever ‘incursion’. Mrs Cogger arranged for Amanda from Backyard Bandicoots at Murdoch University to come to St Emilie’s and give a presentation to the students.
The Year Ones have been learning about nocturnal animals this term and carefully following the habits and behaviours of our own bandicoot. Mrs Cogger has been showing the students video images and photos from the night activation camera that we set up each week in the bushland.
Amanda explained to the students that many people confuse bandicoots with rats!
After the presentation the students had the choice of three different activities. One group of students went outside with Mrs Roberto to play a the bandicoot chance and quiz game.
There were other activities for the students to do. Some of the students made a set of bandicoot ears.
The students learned that bandicoots should not be given human food. We also learned that a bandicoot digs up to 45 holes a day! No wonder there are so many holes in St Emilie’s Bushland!
We presented Amanda with a small gift at the conclusion of the presentation.