A day out with Begbrook Primary

15th July 2015

This week Dunkley’s Chartered Accountants invited local school, Begbrook Primary Academy, to visit Shaun in the Jungle at the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden. 55 year 5 students and 4 support staff joined members of the Dunkley’s team on a guided tour of the gardens, visiting areas such as the Mediterranean garden and the tropical greenhouse. Tours were provided by the garden’s experienced tour guides and some children were even given the chance to take some selected samples of plants home.

After the tours the children enjoyed a picnic on the picturesque courtyard of the Botanic Garden and afterwards had the opportunity to meet Shaun in the Jungle. The Dunkley’s staff organised a design a Shaun competition, first place went to Raza, who impressively incorporated the Botanic Garden logo into his design as well as the union jack. Following closely in second place was Mia, whose design encapsulated the seaside town of Weston Super Mare with birds, sea fish and the pier (see photos below).

Sal Edwards, year 5 teacher, gave the following feedback “An excellent trip, perfectly relevant to our current habitat topic. Excellent day out!”

Dunkley’s are planning to work with the school later in the year by providing a talk on careers in accountancy and assisting with their gifted mathematicians project. Siobhan Dolan from Dunkley’s talks about the firm’s involvement:

“We all had an incredible day out, all of Begbrook’s pupils were excellently behaved and had a brilliant knowledge of the life cycle of plants. It was a tough call trying to decide on a winner for the design competition, but Raza and Mia’s designs were so creative and interesting they had to win!

Dunkley’s really enjoy working with local schools and now we have a Shaun, it’s a great excuse to organise more of these type of events.”

If you would like to know more about how Dunkley’s can help your school please contact Siobhan.dolan@dunkleys.accountants or telephone 01454 619 900.

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