Stick insects go to school in Long Sutton

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Young pupils at The Peele Community College in Long Sutton had a lesson in wildlife – from one of their peers.

As part of a Read Write Inc lesson, and during the Keeping a Pet module, Year 7 student Ellie-May Willmott brought in her stick insects called Summer and Skye.

She talked to the class about her insects, which Ellie-May said were Indian stick insects.

She explained there are over 2,500 different species of stick insects and they live for approximately a year. Ellie-May told the students that one female can lay an amazing 100 eggs in their life-time. The stick insects grow to a maximum of four inches long.

The students were allowed to hold the stick insects. Pictured are Ellie-May giving her talk and Lee Baker holding a stick insect.