Learning about rainforest animals and insects

Children in the nursery department at Broadwater Manor School get a visit from Zoo Lab.
Children in the nursery department at Broadwater Manor School get a visit from Zoo Lab.

YEAR five pupils and children in the nursery department at Broadwater Manor School in Broadwater Road, got to touch and learn about a host of animals and insects when Phil Wallwork from animal handling specialists Zoo Lab came to see them.

For the year five children, it formed part of their learning on the topic of rainforsts, and in preparation for the visit, they all made head-dresses and painted their faces to look like rainforest tribespeople.

A snake, a giant African land snail and a tarantula spider were amongst the unusual creatures that they were able to handle.

Gill Lloyd, head of art, organised the visit andsaid: “It was great, and the children really, really enjoyed it. One boy is even going out to buy his own hissing coachroach at the weekend.”

“Phil was very knowledgable and aimed the conversation very well at the children.”

Other animals they got to meet included a boa constrictor, scorpion, giant millipede and bull frog.