Jurassic visitors have a day in Spalding

Jurassic Encounters at Monkshouse Primary School
Jurassic Encounters at Monkshouse Primary School
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There were some very special visitors to the nursery class at Monkhouse Primary School in Spalding.

The children have been learning all about ‘growing’ which has involved finding out about different animals.

Jurassic Encounters at Monkshouse Primary School

Jurassic Encounters at Monkshouse Primary School

They were lucky enough to receive a visit from Suffolk-based Jurassic Encounters, who brought with them George the tortoise, a python, a ‘skinny’ pig (an almost hairless breed of guinea pig) and a skunk, among other creatures.

Nursery teacher Nicky Clarke said: “The children were really excited. They had the chance to handle and stroke the animals. They were very brave with the python, braver than some of the adults. The skinny pig was one of their favourites along with the skunk, which had them holding their noses.”

The children have also been watching tadpoles, caterpillars, giant snails and frogs growing in tanks in the nursery and have been growing potatoes and strawberries.