Sunday, 6 May 2012

Zoo Lab came to school

There are many reasons why living so far away from a city means that you lose out on certain opportunities.
It used to be that once a month or so my mum and I would undertake the 200 mile round trip to our nearest city for a shopping session, but the advent of the internet means that this isn't as necessary as it used to be.

But, now and again, you wonder what you could do if you were closer.
Maybe one of those fancy pools with the slides?
I can't remember when I last got to go ice skating.
I have been learning BSL (british sign language) and I know that the city offers more 
in the lines of practising/learning more.

But then something like this happens.

Zoo Lab Comes to our School

The benefits are that People travel to us, and we get almost a better experience for their efforts.
An African Snail
Mr Goo was brave enough to touch this one.
Um, not too sure.......
eeeek! A cockroach!!
Brave boy.
Not so brave girl, do you notice that she could not get her chin any further into her chest?
Poor love
A Spider!!
It wasn't allowed out of the box.
Thank Goodness.
I tell the children that they are not scary at all but.......  shivers
Oh now, I forget what this is
But Mr Goo wouldn't go near it.
By this point you can see he is losing interest
Funnily there were a lot of brave souls for this one.
Even the Playgroup leader put out her hand for it to walk on
See, I told you he was a brave little boy
I got my turn after this.
Mrs Goos class came in after Playgroup and Nursery were finished but she said she didn't hold this one.
I told her that she should have, it just felt like a very small hairbrush being lightly dragged over your hand.
Try it, it's true.
So I did it to her and then she wished she had been brave enough.
A Corn Snake called .........................
wait for it...............
I thought that was clever!
It felt warm and soft.
Huh, who would have known.....................

Spread across three brave hands.
Clever girls.

You show my Mr Goo how it is done
But no, it skipped straight past him, with his attempts to merge his chin to his chest.
Silly boy
She let him loose
No there was not pandemonium
He was actually very slow.

You see. How fab is that.
Lots of these children may never have had the chance to see these wee creatures, 
nevermind get the chance to hold one of feel it's back.
I bet there are lots of children who live in these cities, or near them, who never get this chance 
or whos parents just never quite get round to it.
yet, because we are rural, we have people who are willing to come that extra mile 
(or 100) to let us experience it all too.

Joining in the Coombe Mill Country Kids linky this week

I love living in the very back of beyond

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. That is an amazing experience you have given those yongsters, nothing better than being able to use all their senses to really learn and remember. It's exactly why children love our farm, they don't just watch the animals, they touch and feed them too. I bet they will never see never min touch some of those creatures again! Thank you for sharing on Country Kids

  2. What a brilliant things to bring into schools .

  3. wow thats brilliant that they all got to se some amazing creature!

  4. Wow that is awesome. What an experience for them!

    Popped over from country kids! x