Pupils take a walk on the wild side with ZooLab and bats

Colin and Annette Faulkner with their rescue bats at Spalding Primary School.
Colin and Annette Faulkner with their rescue bats at Spalding Primary School.
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Pupils from Spalding Primary School came face to face with rescue bats thanks to a visit by Colin and Annette Faulkner (top).

The couple, from Lincolnshire Bat Group, are regular visitors to schools.

ZooLab's Chris Knowles at Wygate Foundation Nursery School.

ZooLab's Chris Knowles at Wygate Foundation Nursery School.

Annette said: “The children had done a lot of work about bats already in school so they were well prepared and they had lots of questions for us.

“We showed them some of the rescue bats so they could see what they look like – they are rescue bats, we have to emphasise that you can’t keep them as pets.

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On the same day youngsters in the Wygate Foundation Nursery School were having an equally wild time with a visit from ZooLab, the UK’s original provider of live animal handling workshops.

ZooLab ranger Chris Knowles is pictured with a corn snake watched by Isobel Wilkins Colin and her classmates.

The rangers regularly show off animals like tree frogs and tarantulas during their school visits across the UK, allowing children supervised access.

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