Six-foot dinosaur entertains children at St Neots’ primary school

Bushmead School pupils with the electronic dinosaur

Bushmead School pupils with the electronic dinosaur - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Bushmead Primary School enjoyed a visit from a six foot dinosaur which was part of a Year 2 history project.

The dinosaur at Bushmead Primary School

The dinosaur at Bushmead Primary School - Credit: Archant

Children in Year 2 studied fossils and bones and learned how artefacts are discovered and preserved during a workshop held on the morning of January 17.

In the afternoon, the whole school came together for an assembly and a surprise visitor.

Members of the Education Group, which visits schools and organises workshops, talked to pupils about baby dinosaurs and then showed them a six-foot adult creature which moved around the stage and gave them some idea of the animal's power.

A spokeswoman from the school, in Eaton Socon, said: The children absolutely loved it and when the baby dinosaur attempted to bite Mr Leonard's fingers, they found it very funny."

Pupils were introduced to the baby dinosaur at Bushmead Primary School

Pupils were introduced to the baby dinosaur at Bushmead Primary School - Credit: Archant


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The animatronic T-Rex is a life-like full body costume that is worked by a puppeteer.

The female T-Rex has animatronic features and a realistic roar which is aimed at creating a real experience.

The dinosaur at Bushmead School

The dinosaur at Bushmead School - Credit: Archant

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