Throughout the Spring Term the Early Years at St. Andrew's Primary, Chardstock have been learning about animals. We were treated to a special morning when some animals from the Axe Valley Wildlife Park came to visit us. Accompanied by their handler, Marie, the children were able to get up close and pet Percy the python, Henrietta the tortoise, Ronnie and Reggie the rats, Merry the ferret and Archie the armadillo. The children were thoroughly engaged by the visit and it sparked lots of conversation.
Matthew said "The snake sticks his tongue out to smell all the people" and Oliver said "I like stroking the rats. Their tails were all soft". The children were especially excited to meet the armadillo. "He curls up into a ball if he is scared" said Emily. Isla told us "I held the snake and stroked it. He was soft and smooth".
Some of the older children drew pictures and had a go at writing the animal names. A big thank you to Axe Valley Wildlife Park for a great visit and a special well done to all our children for their fantastic behaviour and enthusiasm. Read & See More »