They can be hairy, slimy, fuzzy and sometimes a little bit scary but youngsters at Lutton St Nicholas Primary School discovered that critters can also be interesting.
The entire school was introduced to an assortment of creatures in a series of workshops by Zoolab, who also visited the school’s partner federated school, Gedney Church End Primary School at Gedney.
The pupils looked at things such as a rat, a tarantula, cockroach and – highlight of the visit – a little green frog that settled on a white board and stayed there for the duration of its visit.
“I think the staff were worse than the children,” confided senior administrator Tracey Roscher, who admitted there might have been a little squealing going on. “I think the spider was the worst, but he was very well behaved. The children got an awful lot from it and it relates very well to their topic work.”