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Pupils at Hillside Infants in Northwood come face to face with creepy crawlies
SPIDERS, snakes and snails were the stars of the show during a special animal-themed 'hands on' week at a Northwood school.
About 250 pupils at Hillside Infant School, in Northwood Way, came face to face with creepy crawlies including tarantulas, cockroaches and iguanas, brought in by a wildlife expert.
The children later met staff from Harefield Dogs Trust for a masterclass in how to care for their furry friends, as well as learning about the re-homing scheme in Harvil Road.
The week concluded with a visit from a horse, owned by the school's caretaker, who showed them how to groom and feed his trusty steed.
Pupils also made animal masks and decorated their classroom with themed scenery to depict creatures living in the jungle, rainforest and under the ocean.
School science coordinator, Alison Allen, said: "The children have been very excited throughout the whole week, and particularly about the visit from the wildlife expert.
"Most of them had a go at stroking the creatures and loved the iguana, who stuck his tongue out on their hands to meet them.
"Instead of just sitting at a desk and reading and writing about these animals, the children have enjoyed a very creative, activity-filled week, and hopefully they will have learned a lot from their experiences."
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