A school fundraising group has adopted a rescued owl on behalf of pupils.

Friends of Minerva Primary Academy have used proceeds from fundraising activities to sponsor Thor, an owl from Avon Owls sanctuary, whom pupils got the chance to meet during a special hour-long assembly.

The Bristol school, which also has an owl as its logo, will receive a certificate to mark the adoption and will be named on a plaque that will travel with Thor to educational events.

Thor, who arrived at the sanctuary as a hatchling, has become used to human company, enjoying attention and perching on people’s shoulders.

Cath Archer, lead learning mentor at Minerva, said: “The pupils really enjoyed meeting Thor at the assembly. I would like to thank the friends for raising the money to be able to adopt him. This has been a great educational experience for our pupils which I feel sure will carry on back in the classroom.”

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