Wyke school takes a walk on the wild side

Children in Wyke were in for a creepy-crawly treat when they took part in their school’s annual science week.

Shirley Manor Primary School welcomed Zoolabs staff, who brought in an array of tropical animals including a tropical snake, by the name of Sid, and a rare frog called Alan!

Science co-ordinator Judith Carnelley said: “The kids were very impressed – hopefully it’s made a lasting impression on them, and they’ll be enthusiastic for science in the future.”

Science week also included a ‘cabbage chemistry’ session and a visit from Thackray Medical Museum’s Florence Nightingale to tell children about nursing and hospital conditions in the Victorian era.

The school is currently 
applying for the Primary School Quality Mark for 
Science.