Pupils go animal crackers

Years 1 and 2 at Cavalry Primary Schooll dressed up for the schools animal week
Years 1 and 2 at Cavalry Primary Schooll dressed up for the schools animal week

Dogs, cats, rabbits and even lions and gorillas walked the corridors of Cavalry School in March on Wednesday when children dressed up for some animal fun.

Pupils in Years 1 and 2 spent the week enjoying a host of animal based activities across the curriculum.

On Wednesday Helen, an education officer with Woodgreen Animal Shelter, was in school to talk about caring for small animals including rabbits and dogs and she was accompanied by black Labrador wiggles.

Deputy head Sarah Edwards was delighted with the success of the day, which saw all the children and teaching staff dressed-up in animal costumes.

After learning about pet care the children spent the afternoon doing art-based activities.

They have also been writing stories based on animals and as part of their maths learning worked out the costs of keeping pets like cats and dogs.