FOR the last ten years, every pupil who has graduated from Tavernspite Primary School has had the wonderful experience of visiting Skomer Island.

The trip to Skomer has become an annual event for the Year 6 pupils before they leave Tavernspite to enter secondary school education. The trip is organised and led by headteacher, Kevin Phelps.

He said: "It has been our aim that every child who attends Tavernspite School visits Skomer Island whilst in Year 6. Skomer, regarded by many as the pinnacle of Pembrokeshire, is an incredible and magical place and I wanted to make sure that every one of our pupils experience its full glory."

Tavernspite School has a long standing and widely-recognised vision for developing pupils’ learning through outdoor education and the Skomer trip is simply an extension of this.

Over the years the pupils have watched the puffins up close as they bring sand eels to their young in their burrows right alongside the path. They have also seen manx shearwaters, guillemots, razorbills, little owls, short eared owls, peregrine falcons, grey seals, porpoises and many other forms of wildlife.

Year 6 pupil and chairperson of the school council Millie James described this year's trip as "fantastic".

She added: "The puffins and other wildlife were amazing. Trips like this really help children to learn about and appreciate the incredible wildlife that lives in Pembrokeshire. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity."