Cat Taylor

A School Trip

By Magdalena Medynska

"I work in Barton, at Widden, so this is a memory of taking a party of Year 6 children to 'Bracelands', in the Forest of Dean, on a residential trip. It was about 12 years ago.

My late father was one of the adults (being a Forest man) and he told the kids about the wildlife, particularly the birds of prey. Part way through a walk, dad got the party to stop and listen.

'Listen - hear that mewing? Look up - something is flying, now what might it be?'

Silence.

'Think b... buzz... Anybody?'

Up pipes Fatima, age 10, 'I know! Bumblebee!'"

This page was added by Magdalena Medynska on 25/07/2011.