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On Friday 20th January, Year 6 were lucky enough to welcome Zoolab into school as part of our Evolution and Inheritance topic. 

The very knowledgeable and enthusiastic Lottie brought in some wonderful creatures for us to look at:

A very young, very small, very cute Tortoise called Pip. We learned about the evolution and adaptation of the tortoise skeleton and the children were able to stroke the shell. 

A delicate and sleepy tarantula named Twirl, who was far too fragile for us to hold. 

A Giant African Land Snail called Woody, who despite not waking up, the children enjoyed holding in their hands. 

A corn snake called Princess Peach, the children were very excited about this one, and were lucky enough to stroke and hold her. We learned about the evolution of the snake and their common ancestors and the species of animals that show the evolution from lizard to snake – including skinks and legless lizards. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our session, below are some comments from the Year 6 students:

“ A fun and informative experience.” Tammy HB16

“It makes me want to get some of those animals as pets.” Grace HB16

“I was quite surprised to find that some of the animals didn’t feel how I thought that they would.” Lucy HB16