Zoo time at a village school

Chris Knowles of Zoolab introduces Colin the Corn Snake to pupils at Sutton St James Primary School as part of their Fur, Feathers and Fangs series of lessons.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Chris Knowles of Zoolab introduces Colin the Corn Snake to pupils at Sutton St James Primary School as part of their Fur, Feathers and Fangs series of lessons. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Tropical animals expert Chris Knowles of Zoolab brought some furry and fascinating friends with him to meet pupils, including Colin the Corn Snake, George the Tree Frog and Rosie the Tarantula.

A pupil at Sutton St James Primary School gets to know Colin the Corn Snake during a visit by Zoolab.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

A pupil at Sutton St James Primary School gets to know Colin the Corn Snake during a visit by Zoolab. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The visit was part of the school’s Furs, Feathers and Fangs series of lessons in which children had the chance to question Chris about each animal’s habitat, eating habits and survival span.

A school spokesman said: “The children have been trying to identify different species of animals this term and the Zoolab visit was part of that.

“It’s really good for them to learn abut different animals, how to care for them and how important they are to the environment.”

A Zoolab spokesman said: “We deliver exciting, memorable and high-quality animal handling experiences within the education sector and beyond.

Rosie the Tarantula catches a pupil's eyq at Sutton St James Primary School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Rosie the Tarantula catches a pupil's eyq at Sutton St James Primary School. Photo by Tim Wilson.

“But we never rest on our laurels and continually look for new ways of producing unforgettable, curriculum-based workshops to provide a unique learning experience.”