Cockroach and Snake Welcomed Into ClassPosted: 16th November 2022
The world’s largest cockroach was among the visitors to class as young people enjoyed a hands-on science lesson.
Students in Year 7 worked with ZooLab to support their studies.
As well as discussion around speciation, variation and adaptation, students also got to hold a gecko, a snake, a tarantula and the world’s largest cockroach.
Sobia Javed, head of science, said: “The representative from ZooLab explained how he has travelled the world looking for weird and wonderful creatures.
“Using these visiting animals, the students learned all about how they varied and had evolved to adapt to their environments. They were given the opportunity to get up close and personal, and to touch or hold the animals.
“Bringing the curriculum to life with opportunities such as these is just a wonderful thing to watch.
“Students were interested, curious and thinking scientifically. Having the live animals there made their learning real, it connected it to real life, and this is how that learning will stick.”
Students got the opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.