We had an AMAZING time with Dr James McKay on Thursday 17th January.
As part of our topic, "Let's Save Earth", Repton Primary School invited Dr James McKay, who works for the Honeybank Animal Roadshow. He came to deliver a presentation on Conservation and Endangered Animals. He taught us all about some of the threats that face a lot of animal species, the importance of animals, and how we can protect animal species. He even educated us on some animals that we have never heard before like Tenrecs!
What made the visit extra special was the fact that he brought in some special animals into the classroom! He brought in millipedes (which loved the carpet and one of our children's wrists!), a snake, tenrecs, a tortoise, and a giant bullfrog. He even brought in two black cages which contained Olive the Owl, and Ned the Peregrine Falcon, the fastest animal in the world! All the children got a chance to feel the animals and each child got to hold Olive on their arm. All the children had a go and it was fantastic. We were talking about the animals for the whole afternoon and it was great hearing the children talk about how they are going to conserve nature. It has really inspired them to think about how to protect planet Earth.
Below are a few pictures taken on the day of James' visit.