School's wise decision

March 31 2017

PUPILS at Minerva Primary Academy in Fishponds came face to face with a rather special guest at an assembly last week.

PUPILS at Minerva Primary Academy in Fishponds came face to face with a rather special guest at an assembly last week.
It was the first time the youngsters had met Thor, a rescue owl they are sponsoring.
Friends of Minerva Primary Academy used funds raised through various events to sponsor the nocturnal creature from Avon Owls.
Members of the Friends came up with the idea because the academy's logo is an owl.
It means the school will have its own special plaque that will travel with Thor to educational events to show people that he is being sponsored by Minerva Primary Academy.
The academy will also receive an adoption certificate from Avon Owls, a large photograph of Thor and a pack with information about their adopted species.
Thor is a male owl and arrived at Avon Owls as a hatchling. He adores attention and loves to sit on shoulders.
Cath Archer, lead learning mentor, said: “The pupils really enjoyed meeting Thor the owl at the assembly. I would like to thank the Friends for raising the money to be able to adopt the owl. This has been a great educational experience for our pupils which I feel sure will carry on back in the classroom.”