The Gateway Primary Academy is a small school in Dartford, we are Woodpeckers which is the Year 4 class. We have been learning all about Puffins and this is out first time taking part in Living Islands. We have particularly enjoyed sketching Puffins, making Puffin models out of plasticine, typing Puffin fact files and presenting a Power Point about how Puffins are adapted to live on land sea.
About the Author: Claire Thorpe - AWT
Claire studied biology at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2013. Her main focus became the ecology modules, leading to a dissertation on the effects non-native tree species can have on biodiversity. A year off included volunteering for the Wildlife Trust in the Scilly Isles and teaching English in China. Claire then completed her MSc in Conservation at UCL. Her thesis looked at the policy and objectives surrounding a marine protected area in Jamaica, and research involved interviews with politicians, researchers and community members. Post-graduation Claire worked for a natural health charity as their campaign coordinator, gaining experience in article writing, social media and communications.