Great excitement in Class 1 today. We were back at school and we had butterflies to release. Two of our five caterpillars have successfully emerged from their cocoons. The children were thrilled to see the patterns and colours of our Painted Lady butterflies.
Once the weather had warmed up, just before lunch, we took the habitat outside and carefully lifted the butterflies out. The children each got to hold them on a flower or orange segment. After a few minutes, the butterflies flew off. It has been a real privilege to watch this process from start to finish and the children have been fascinated.