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Students get hands on with creepy crawlies

Finborough School pupils had some exotic visitors turn up for class. The Bug Man, Martin Rapley, who has worked in education and wildlife conservation for more than 24 years and specialises in bringing his unique brand of science show into schools. 

Pictured: Jake Boreham with a corn snake

Finborough School pupils had some exotic visitors turn up for class. The Bug Man, Martin Rapley, who has worked in education and wildlife conservation for more than 24 years and specialises in bringing his unique brand of science show into schools. Pictured: Jake Boreham with a corn snake

Pupils at Finborough School came face-to-face with a host of exotic creepy crawlies on Monday.

Wildlife presenter and entomologist Martin ‘The Bug Man’ Rapley visited the school with his collection of curious creatures including an emperor scorpion, a red knee tarantula, cockroaches, a corn snake and a bearded dragon.

Head of Science Ed Cunningham said: “For most students exotic insects, arachnids and reptiles are often just a picture in a textbook.

“Stroking a Mexican tarantula, holding a Madagascan hissing cockroach or having a North American corn snake draped around your neck adds a completely different dimension to students’ learning and for many it will be an experience they never forget.” Above, Jake Boreham with a corn snake

 

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