A Visitor from the Fire Station

This afternoon, we had a visit from Elaine from the Bexhill Fire Station. Elaine discussed fire safety and other hazards that the children may meet on a daily basis, such as hot water, cycling and crossing roads. Year 2 learned all about the Fire Service and types of rescues that they are involved in. The children were surprised that the Fire Service rescue people from the water too, especially inland from lakes and rivers. Year 2 were very keen to ask and answer questions and thoroughly enjoyed playing hazards bingo and completing the other interactive activities! The children gave some very sensible suggestions as Elaine discussed fire exit strategies for school and home. Thank you for a very informative and interesting session, Elaine. Year 2, what did you learn today?

A Visit from Jaws and Claws

It was with great trepidation that we went down to Jaws and Claws at 9 o’clock this morning. The children were astonished to discover that Phil, our visitor, keeps all of his animals at his home as his pets!

It was decided that Brian the enormous snail was very slimy. Many children stroked his shell but only a few would hold him.

I was a little alarmed when the next guest came out: Jimmy the Madagascan hissing cockroach. We were astonished to learn that cockroaches can run at 10 miles an hour, could survive for 2 years in a freezer, hold their breath 2 hours, run through fire, and live for 2 weeks without a head!

We also met Alice the snake, a royal python, Buster the tree frog (who jumped off Isabelle and crawled down Archie’s leg), Rosie the tarantula, a tortoise, Larry the rat, Mel the cane toad and George the beaded dragon.

My favourtie question of the day was aimed at the large lizard: “Do they breathe fire?” 🙂

Please enjoy our photos and the children’s recounts and facts about the creatures.