Children enthralled by visit from exotic animals

Children at Handel House School, a small, independent Nursery, Pre-Preparatory and Preparatory school for girls and boys aged 3 to 11 years, based in Gainsborough, recently enjoyed a visit from a range of exotic animals. 

Dean from ‘Meet a Creature’, an educational service offering animal handling workshops across the East Midlands, Yorkshire and The Humber, offered sessions to the Kindergarten and Nursery, years 1 and 2, followed by years 2 to 6.

The children were able to meet and handle a tortoise, two snakes, a South American Tarantula, snails, a banded geko, a stick insect and a chinchilla. During the workshops, Dean explained the natural habitat of each species and their diet. 

Head Teacher, Mrs Haigh, said: “The children were absolutely enthralled by the animals, and the workshops were an opportunity for the children to see and touch animals that many of them hadn’t come into close contact with before”.   

Mrs Haigh added: “Experiences like this really capture the children’s imagination, and encourage them to think of Science, for example, in a completely different way. No doubt, these workshops will remain in their minds for years to come, and who knows, it may inspire some of them to think about a future career working with animals”.

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