Today, we had a visit from Martin Rapley, the ‘Bug Man’
He started the day by teaching us a song about the parts of insects, including legs, abdomen, head, thorax, wings.
We then had a chance to look at and touch
- a variety of stick insects, including a leaf insect and a spiky insect
- a Madagascan tarantula
- cockroaches that hiss
- giant African millipedes
The children were fantastic, listening sensibly and ensuring they were handling the animals carefully.
Miss Mackay even conquered her fear by having a tarantula on her stomach then shoulder!