William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX

View on map


020 7254 4014

Email school

Follow us:

William Patten Primary School


The trip was part of our Science unit on Animals…so we thought we ought to see some real animals!! The children travelled by bus and underground to get to the zoo. Getting on the tube was slightly ambitious with thirty 6-7 year olds but the children were utterly wonderful. James, a TfL supervisor at Angel Station, said he had never seen such well-behaved classes on the underground! The children had a great time at the zoo, observing gorillas playing, lions snoozing, tigers feeding, penguins swimming and a Komodo Dragon…just staring straight at us! The classes then took part in an interactive workshop in the education centre all about different groups of animals. They then got hands-on touching real artefacts including bird feathers, mammal and reptile skins, turtle shells and even a live rat! Eeeeeek! A wonderful trip had by all. Thanks so much to the children for their super behaviour and enthusiasm at the zoo, the parents for helping out and the staff for organising such a huge trip. Without everyone pulling together, a trip like this would not be possible! We look forward to the next one soon…