School children from Barking learn about habitats in the wild

Alex Ragea, seven, examines his pond dipping finds on an outing with Thames View Infants to Rainham

Alex Ragea, seven, examines his pond dipping finds on an outing with Thames View Infants to Rainham Marshes - Credit: Archant

Pupils learnt all about habitats as part of a nature expedition to Rainham Marshes.

Thames View Infant pupils Alex Ragea, seven, Gift Alatishe, seven and Anousha Saqib, seven

Thames View Infant pupils Alex Ragea, seven, Gift Alatishe, seven and Anousha Saqib, seven - Credit: Archant

The children from Thames View Infants, in Bastable Avenue, Barking, headed to the marshes yesterday to learn about different environments and how wildlife adapts to different habitats.

Thames View pupil Jessica Patmore-Martin, seven, exams her pond dipping finds.

Thames View pupil Jessica Patmore-Martin, seven, exams her pond dipping finds. - Credit: Archant

They enjoyed a guided nature walk, a scavanger hunt and got the chance to try out pond dipping.

The trip was linked to the pupils science lessons on habitats.