Years one and two had a wonderful time at Drusillas today. The children studied the animals in the park, attended an educational session (run by James and Hayley) and even managed to squeeze in some time to play before we had to return to school. Year 2 had an absolutely fantastic lesson in the education centre, all about minibeasts. The children learned all about exoskeletons, invertebrates and different classes of minibeasts. We handled a variety of artefacts (preserved scorpions, tarantula skins, cased butterflies a wasp nest and goggles that showed them how a fly’s vision works) and live animals (a Madagascan Hissing cockroach, a Giant African millipede and a Giant African land snail). The children were so well behaved that we were allowed to stroke something cute and furry (a meerkat) at the end of our session as a special treat! Year 2 asked a range of intelligent questions both in our session and as we studied the other animals in the zoo. The children were all brilliantly well behaved, enthusiastic and attentive and I was, as always, incredibly proud of them.