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RPA students meet Sir David Attenborough

posted 26 Apr 2017, 08:41 by Michele Colt   [ updated 23 May 2017, 06:11 ]
Richmond Park Academy was one of only four secondary schools to attend a unique event featuring Sir David Attenborough at the Royal Geographical Society in London yesterday (Tuesday 25
April). Sir David was there presenting a film on Richmond Park commissioned by the charity, Friends of Richmond Park. 23 students and 2 teachers enjoyed the day and were left inspired by the experience and the opportunity to meet Sir David. 

Year 8 Solly P said, “I really enjoyed the geography trip because it was amazing to speak to David Attenborough, which was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and the film was very interesting. One fact that stuck in my mind was that you can see how old a tree is by counting the rings inside of it”. 

Year 8 Tom M-C said, “Today was amazing. So many great things happened including being one of the first people to see the new documentary on Richmond Park and meeting Sir David Attenborough. I was lucky enough to ask Sir David a question and found out that if he could bring back any creature from extinction it would be a bird with a 12-metre wingspan from the age of the dinosaurs.”

Year 8 Robert C said, “What I liked about the trip yesterday was the film because it was really interesting when Sir David Attenborough talked about what creatures lived in Richmond Park that I didn’t even know about like centipedes. What was special about the trip was when we met Sr David Attenborough in person because he is very famous for what he does.” 

You can view the film yourself here.