Tropical creatures pay King’s Ely Junior pupils a visit

PUBLISHED: 16:26 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:26 10 February 2017

Tropical creatures pay King’s Ely Junior pupils a visit. PHOTO: King's Ely.

Tropical creatures pay King’s Ely Junior pupils a visit. PHOTO: King's Ely.

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It was like a scene from the Amazon Rainforest - minus the tropical temperatures - for Year 3 pupils at King’s Ely Junior.

Tropical creatures pay King’s Ely Junior pupils a visit. PHOTO: King's Ely.Tropical creatures pay King’s Ely Junior pupils a visit. PHOTO: King's Ely.

Luke Taylor, from Wild Science, visited on Tuesday to host a rainforest animals’ workshop with fascinating facts and chances to touch the critters.

Pupils got up close to Todd, a white’s tree frog from Australia, Bono, a Madagascan hissing cockroach, and Marr, a crested gecko from New Caledonia.

Tropical creatures pay King’s Ely Junior pupils a visit. PHOTO: King's Ely.Tropical creatures pay King’s Ely Junior pupils a visit. PHOTO: King's Ely.

The stars of the show, however, were Morrissey, a corn snake from North America, and Terry, a Chilean rose tarantula from South America.

Richard Whymark, head of King’s Ely Junior, said: “The children demonstrated that nothing creates a greater buzz or brings learning alive more successfully than a face to face encounter with amazing creatures.”


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