GIFTED and Talented geography students from Harrow Way Community School have seen the very best of nature during a recent visit to the Natural History Museum.

The 30 students from Years 7 to 11 attended the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition as part of the school’s Gifted and Talented programme, which aims to challenge and stretch the more able students to ensure they maximise their potential.

Now in its 50th year, the competition provides a global showcase of nature photography.

The competition is coowned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide.

The students saw photographs from a range of different categories including animal portraits, behaviour, cold blooded animals, mammals, botanical realms, underwater world and wildscapes – all of which can be related back to a number of curriculum subjects studied at school.

Rebecca Calder, curriculum leader of geography, said: “For our most gifted geography students how better to showcase the depth and breadth of the subject than experience our planet as captured by the world’s best wildlife photographers?

“Some of the images are beautiful but they also convey good lessons.

“Animals are diverse and our students have a sense of this having experienced the exhibition.”