Lessons brought to life at Howard Infant School

Chris Knowles from Zoolab visits Howard Infant school to teach children about different animals. Connor Fiddy and Faith Anderson get up close to a Tarantula. ANL-160502-141733009
Chris Knowles from Zoolab visits Howard Infant school to teach children about different animals. Connor Fiddy and Faith Anderson get up close to a Tarantula. ANL-160502-141733009
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Children who have been learning about exploring the wild saw their lessons brought to life by some exotic visitors last week.

Youngsters at Howard Infant School got up close with animals, including a snake, tree frog, tarantula and a African hedgehog.

The beasts were brought into the school on Friday by ZooLab, a company which runs animal handling workshops.

Curriculum innovation leader Gavin Raynor said: “This term’s theme for pupils was exploring the wild, and children have been learning about the animals and habitats.

“A variety of animals were brought into the school and it was an exciting end to what they had been learning about. The majority of children held the tarantula and also let the tree frog jump up their arms.

“Chris Knowles from ZooLab was brilliant. His talk was informative and he answered all of the children’s questions.”

Pupils at the school will continue with a nature theme next term when the subject matter will be ‘nature detectives’, which will culminate in a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Cambridge.