Our displays are very popular among children and we can provide an interesting and exciting show for many different age ranges. We are approved by the Wakefield Council and all our birds are registered with the IBR and we are fully insured as well as being CBR checked.
On school visits we discuss the different species of owls on display.
Topics we cover include:
- Where the owls originate from
- Their habitat
- Food source and pellets they regurgitate from their food
- Breeding habits
- How they make their nests and the materials they use
- Look at the eggs they’ve laid and handle them
- Feel the different textures of the owls’ feathers
- See them flying to a static perch
- Handle the owls and have photo’s taken
Just a quick email to thank you once again for your help with our activity day – all the children loved your input and my wife, who helped out on the day, enjoyed your input particularly.
John Berry, Headteacher, St Peters Infants and Junior school, Horbury
Thank you so much for coming in today! We thoroughly enjoyed it. The children haven’t stopped talking about it and the children stroking them and holding Charlie.
Us as staff were extremely excited this morning and it was lovely holding the others too. Looking forward to welcoming you back next year.
Many thanks again.
Fiona, Altofts Junior School
Thank you very much for today, the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is definitely one of the most hands on opportunities I have encountered within a school setting.
Andrea Barker, Wentworth, Rotherham
On Friday 6th December the Primary Phase were delighted and entertained by the visit of Steve from the mobile ‘Owl Experience’ with five owls to the Old Library: George (an African Eagle owl), Caspar (an Indian Eagle owl), Oscar (a Snowy owl), Jack and Ruby (Barn owls). Not only were they able to look at these amazing creatures but they were also allowed to hold them on a glove and stroke their soft feathers. Pupils got the opportunity to handle eggs and examine regurgitated food pellets. The talk included where each owl comes from and their hunting habits, how they make nests and other interesting facts. Did you know that owls have two sets of eyelids or two stomachs or that they can turn their head nearly all the way round because they have more bones in their neck than we do?
Thanks to the Yorkshire Owl Experience for an amazing day!
Beeston Primary would like to say a great big thank you. The children and staff all loved the gorgeous owls. We enjoyed stoking and holding Jack the Barn Owl.
Steve was very knowledgeable, he was patient with the children and answered all of their questions. It was very interesting and a fabulous experience. Thank you very much.
It was great thanks, I am sure we will be getting in touch again.
16th December 2013
“A super ‘hands on’ experience”
Steve was very knowledgeable and able to interact with children of different ages in an interesting and engaging way. Even less confident children were soon keen to stroke the owls and see them up close.
Steve was well prepared and created a safe, secure environment (also bringing hand-gel to use before touching the owls).
All the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and there was scope for a great deal of varied follow-up work.
Written by Mrs Eustice, Clifton Infants
My class are still buzzing about the owls, they were so eager to tell me all about your visit, especially cheeky Charlie! Just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a successful visit, all the staff said you were brilliant with the children and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.
Maybe we will see you next year!
Thanks Kathryn Pearson Moorallerton Hall Primary School
Thank you very much for yesterday’s visit to our school – it was a lovely interactive session for our youngest children which was enjoyed by children, parents and staff. It was interesting to see our Nursery children leaving telling their parents all about the owls. “I loved the little owl because his feathers were so soft.
Thank you very much.”
Juliet, Fox Hill Primary – Foundation Stage
Just wanted to say thank you for another brilliant visit. The children always love it when you come and have not stopped talking about Cheeky Charlie all week!
We hope to see you again next year!
Catherine Ford, New Pastures Primary School
Thank you so much for your fab talk on Monday the children really enjoyed it. We’ve got some great writing from it.
Thank you again,
Lauren Evans Our Lady and St Brendan’s Primary School
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your beautiful owls. Everybody was so impressed with the organisation and knowledge it was a thoroughly fantastic experience
Steph J,I &N Halifax
Just beginning to settle back to normality after my retirement and Christmas, New Year, sorting my mum out and starting to de-clutter my house.
Thank you so much for the lovely morning with you and your owls on 22nd December.
I definitely had a morning to remember, the children thought it was ‘awesome’ and the best assembly they’d ever had and they’d always remember it.
Afterwards they produced some fantastic artwork for me to cherish. All the staff and adults who took part thought it was a really special celebration and I know some of them enjoyed it even more than the children.
My friend Melissa got some fantastic photos printed out by the Friday for my party and friends were able to see what a lovely time we had.
Thank you so much for your visit and sharing your owls with us.”
Gill Neal – Crowlees School Mirfield
St Peters School in Horbury
St Peters School in Horbury
Pupils at High Field Special Needs School Gawthorpe