Since owl Magic started several years ago our educational visits have become increasingly popular with many schools all over Ayrshire and beyond. This year will see the introduction of our new and improved educational visits which provide not only support materials for pupils but fully supports the new Curriculum for Excellence.
This year we have added to our programme single topic lessons as well as our ever popular “All About Owls”talk. Our interactive and informative lessons fully support the experiences and outcomes in many subjects and cover many topics but particular in Science and Social studies with clear links and materials to Expressive Arts and Language. They will ensure that pupils have the opportunity to develop skills and attributes as outlined in the curriculum in these areas.
In science in particular our presentations will help develop and reinforce science knowledge and skills while encouraging inquiry and investigative skills as well as analytical thinking across all levels through our part in the conservation programme to bring Barn Owl numbers up in Scotland. This particular presentation is very popular as it extends into other areas of the curriculum through letters and interviews with farmers and local MSP’s as well as a series of lesson plans and other materials that we can provide. This programme as well as our other programmes were developed by our Manager, who was until recently a teacher herself and are full endorsed by Scottish School Educational Research Centre (SSERC) who we work closely with providing training for teachers in this area. As part of the presentation the children will get the chance to handle the owls while being encouraged to study and discuss their unique attributes that allows them to adapt to the changes in their environment.
For children in the lower levels we continue to give them the valuable hands on experience and level appropriate information that will bring any topic to life including “The Owl Who Is Afraid Of The Dark” and “The Owl Babies”. All of these packages come with full support and follow up materials on request.
We offer various packages for visits, however these can be tailored to your requirements so please don’t hesitate to discuss what you would like.
Our most popular visit is our morning visit from 9am until 12.30pm (approx) with 8 different breeds of birds on display.
We can also attend all day or special shorter visits on request.
To enquire or make a booking you can go to our contacts page
or contact us on 07821 658 550 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent Testimonial given by Karen Gail, who co-ordinated science week at Muirkirk P.S
“Thank you so much for coming up to Muirkirk Primary yesterday.
Everyone (staff and pupils) loved getting a chance to hold the owls.
Your help in making my science week a success is much appreciated.
I have included some photos for you to use.”
Our owl visits can easily be booked to be part of your school topic, such as:
The Owl who’s afraid of the dark
Scottish Wildlife and their Habitat
A typical selection of some of our beautiful owls available for your school visit.