Close Encounters of the Scary Kind at Walton Priory

Josh Powell holding a giant snail.
Josh Powell holding a giant snail.

As part of their science curriculum at Walton Priory Middle School, the children in years 5 and 6 spent time with a variety of creatures including hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, tree frogs and rats!

The animals were brought into school by the wonderful people from Zoolab who spent the morning with the children helping them to gain a deeper understanding of classification and adaption through discussion and handling.

Mrs Adriana Coupe, KS2 Co-ordinator, said “It was lovely to see the children challenging themselves to handle animals that they would normally be afraid of.”