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King's Lynn primary school pupils get up close to rainforest creatures




A snake, a gecko and a cockroach were all invited to a Lynn primary school last week for the launch of a new classroom topic.

Pupils from Greyfriars Academy were able to get up close to a number of creatures, not native to the UK, on Wednesday to coincide with the start of their rainforest topic.

Assistant headteacher at Greyfriars Claire Emery said: “It was an opportunity to step outside King’s Lynn without leaving King’s Lynn – an opportunity to explore.”

Rainforest animals Year 3 Sheringham class at Greyfriars Primary. (26300534)
Rainforest animals Year 3 Sheringham class at Greyfriars Primary. (26300534)

Mrs Emery said the year 3 and year 4 pupils’ topic is ‘10 degrees north and south of the Equator’.

“The children are learning all about the countries that fall within that bracket around the Earth – many of them are rainforest – so they’re learning about life in the rainforest, the biodiversity there, and the animals and creatures,” she added.

With a visit to the school from ZooLab and a variety of the animals they look after, around 90 children were able to view the creatures they are learning about in person throughout the morning session.

Mrs Emery said: “They had a great morning, they really enjoyed seeing the animals, asking lots of questions to expand their own knowledge and understanding.”



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