Animal loving former Kingsley student Holly Watson returned to Prep School to talk to pupils about bats.
She has just finished an internship at the Bat Conservation Trust before starting a job at the Environment Agency.
Holly (23) - who did a degree in Environmental Geography and has just completed her Masters in Conservation at University College, London – spent the morning with Foundation, Reception and Years 1 and 2.
She told the children that bats are indicators of a green and healthy environment so their future is directly linked to our quality of life and the quality of our environment.
The Prep pupils were intrigued by the fascinating facts Holly told them about bats and particularly enjoyed making their own bat finger puppets, which were fluttering around the playground at break time!
Since being in Prep School herself, Holly has always loved animals. After completing her A Levels at Kingsley she took a gap year travelling around the world, which included three weeks working with lions and tigers in South Africa.
For her Masters’ thesis she undertook some ground-breaking research on crayfish, which is being used by the Environment Agency to reintroduce an endangered species.
In her spare time Holly is training for next year’s London Marathon to raise money for the Save the Rhino charity.