Children learned all about some of nature’s less popular creatures when several of them visited their school.
Staff from ZooLab, which provides handling workshops to schoolchildren, brought in several creatures to The Laurels First School in Winterbourne Way, Durrington.
Pupils from the two reception classes were then able to choose whether they wanted to touch, hold or just look the animals, which included a corn snake, a tarantula, rats, a giant African land snail, giant cockroaches and a giant millipede.
The visit was organised as part of the children’s learning on mini beasts.
Teaching assistant Sam Beck said: “They absolutely loved it.
“Their questions were fantastic and they were very engaged.”