I think the fun part for the pupils and teachers is ‘making
it real’. Getting to meet our animals up close, being able to touch and hold
some animals, that maybe they have only ever seen in books or on TV before.
Being able to see the weird and wonderful and getting answers to their
questions about them. Learning about animals may not sound exciting but animal
encounters are exciting!
The fun part about visiting schools with our animals, For Us,
is getting to meet so many lovely people and watching their reactions to the
animals. The giggles, the look of wonder, amazement, compassion and
occasionally a little fear (but fear normally disappears as curiosity takes
over and the children end up proud of their achievements). We pride ourselves
on the safe, hands-on aspect of our shows and the enthusiasm and excitement we
encounter from the kids is brilliant. We also love our animals so being able to
spend time with them and share their awesomeness is great. An added bonus of
school visits is seeing all the artwork and projects up on the school walls . .
. and hopefully being able to inspire more!