School animal show is a turtle success

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Pupils from a Leyland high school took time out from their lessons to get close to nature.

Year seven students at Wellfield Business and Enterprise College were learning about the habits and lives of spiders and reptiles with animal expert Peter Williams.

The show forms part of the science curriculum and is designed to further stimulate interest and support their work in Key Stage Three.

This was no place for the squeamish, but many pupils, and staff, bravely put aside their fears to handle the giant spiders and snakes. The show was a great success.

Paul Austin, head of science at the school, said: “It’s a great opportunity for our students to interact with some more unusual creatures and give them a real-life experience of the world.”

Headteacher Piers Tolson added: “The students enjoyed the show.

“I walked behind two as they left and heard them saying ‘it was really cool’ and ‘I loved it’.

“When you hear that, you know it has been a success and they will remember it for a long time.”