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Wednesday 3rd June

Wednesday 3nd June


Good morning!

As I mentioned previously this week, this week our Virtual Educational Visits are going to have a more local theme; visits to places that are within an hour of Swindon. As many of our attractions are struggling to survive without their usual visitors, I thought we could visit them virtually this week so you can think about the places you would like to support and visit when their restrictions are lifted. 

Today's visit is to the Living Rainforest, situated only about 15 minutes from Junction 13 (Newbury) of the M4. The Living Rainforest has three glasshouses which are home to over 850 rainforest plants and animals, including rare and endangered species of global conservation value. Here you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of a lush tropical rainforest within an hour of your home! Although the Living Rainforest is currently closed, the web-site has a very good section called 'What to See' which shows the range of amphibians, birds, fish, mammals, plants and reptiles that live there, with photos and information about them. I would like to visit to see the Two-toed Sloth, the Goeldi's Monkey and the amazing Blue Poison Dart Frog!

All of the links are in the Miscellaneous section.


Happy exploring!


As usual, if you have any comments, or suggestions for virtual visits, you can contact me using the Contact Form on the Scotland Class page. Thank you to those who have done this already.