SCIENCE students at Hedingham School have spent two days at an environmental education centre learning all about ecology and habitats.

Biology A-Level pupils visited Daws Hall Field Study Centre in Lamarsh where they a enjoyed a hands-on educational experience.

The action-packed tuition saw students survey the flower filled meadows and spot the differences between the vegetation located in the banks of a pond and in the water, before putting on chest waders and venturing into the river themselves to investigate.

The budding environmentalists were also impressed by the sheer volume of moths caught in an overnight trap, and equally as wowed by the bank voles and yellow necked field mice which were also caught before being released.

Mr Rupert Sanders, Head of Biology at the school commented, ‘‘The students worked hard learning various ecological skills in very warm weather, but all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“Many thanks to Daws Hall and instructor Amy Sutcliffe.”