Our Year 1 children had a fun-filled trip to Westonbirt Arboretum last week in search of the notorious Highway Rat.
The Forestry Commission have bought the story to life with an activity trail throughout the Arboretum. The children were tasked with seeking out The Highway Rat-themed activity panels and looking out for characters from the story until they found the life-sized Highway Rat 'Wanted' poster!
Along the way the children had a wonderful time exploring the forest, balancing on trees and making stick spiders.
The Highway Rat, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is a firm favourite with the children who have been reading a lot of books by Donaldson and Scheffler this term.