I’M a schoolkid, get me out of here – pupils took a walk on the wild side at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.
Youngsters from Valley Road Community Primary School came face to face with Madagascan hissing cockroaches, giant millipedes and huge African land snails at an adventurous visit to the venue.
The session was led by Discovery Zoo’s Paul Fenwick, in partnership with the museum’s Learning Team.
Jennie Lambert, learning officer for Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, said: “The live creatures are a really engaging way for children to learn about rainforest habitats.
“For the young people to be able to really get up close with these amazing animals in the surroundings of the Winter Gardens is a unique experience for them and helps them learn all about the rainforests in a setting which really stimulates the students’ curiosity.
“We are very grateful to Discovery Zoo for bringing the animals to the museum to help us deliver our learning programme.”
Teachers in Sunderland can bring their students for all sorts of curriculum-based hands-on learning workshops delivered by the museum’s learning teams, at both Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and Monkwearmouth Station Museum.
Educators can see what workshops are available in the city’s museums at www.twmuseums.org.uk/schools
•To contact the museum’s Learning Team to discuss any of the activities offered, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 553 2323 and ask to speak to the Learning Team.