As part of their current topic on all living things, Turtle Class will be visiting the Butterfly Gardens located in the world renowned Horniman Museum, located in the heart of Forest Hill, South East London.
Frederick John Horniman, Victorian tea trader and philanthropist, began collecting objects, specimens and artefacts ‘illustrating natural history and the arts and handicrafts of various peoples of the world’ from around 1860. His overarching mission was to ‘bring the world to Forest Hill’ and educate and enrich the lives of the local community. His travels took him to far flung destinations such as Egypt, Sri Lanka, Burma, China, Japan, Canada and the United States.
Turtle Class are really looking forward to their forthcoming visit as they have some cocoons in their classroom that the children are eagerly and patiently waiting to see hatch!
Hopefully we will be in the right place at the right time and can grab some pictures as it happens. Fingers crossed!