Onto Fylingdales Moor to do some pond dipping

As part of their science work on living things and their habitats, Forms 2 and 3 recently went out onto Fylingdales Moor to do some pond dipping. We found lots of different creatures including: palmate newts, damselfly and dragonfly nymphs, caddisfly larvae, water boatmen, diving beetles, whirligig beetles and tadpoles. The children also spent some time sketching on the moors, and we all enjoyed the aerial display put on by the swallows as they swooped over the pond to catch insects. Thank you to Tanya Eyre, Education Officer for Fylingdales Moor, for a fascinating morning. It never disappoints going onto Fylingdales Moor to do some pond dipping!

Karen RichardsonJunior School Teacher

“Pond dipping was fun, and we found lots of newts. We got to hold them and they were really cute.”


“Pond dipping was a life changing experience for me. I was a bit nervous at first, but I overcame my fear and really enjoyed it.”


“Pond dipping was really enjoyable and I enjoyed watching the swallows flying around.”


“I enjoyed playing the games with Tanya. It was a great way of starting and ending the morning.”


“I found a newt and I wanted to hold it but I was very nervous. I finally allowed the newt to crawl onto my hand and it felt tickly but nice, so I’m glad I held it.”