This inspiring display of animals and habitats was spotted by Tom Barrett at the Perlethorpe Education Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire. Perlethorpe is an outdoor education centre which specialises in school visits. Based in the old village school on the Thoresby Estate in North Nottinghamshire the centre provides schools with a wide range of habitats to explore. These include a lake, river, farmland, woods, village and parkland. Like most outdoor ed. centres there are also classroom based activities which are linked to the National Curriculum and the QCA.
Tom added some notes to explain the making of the display:
Overhanging tree is made with some camouflage netting and leaves.
Information cards have been added to each habitat/animal.
Real bark 3D tree
There are diagrams and illustrations about the different animal homes.
Each animal is painted beautifully and attached in a way to give some depth to the display.
Leaves (real and made) form a nice border.
It could easily be adapted for classroom use, perhaps using children’s work to provide the information and diagrams. For me it is the 3d element that really makes this display magical. Click though to the large version to see more of the detail.