St Ives school overrun by exotic animals for geography lesson

SOME people may call it torture ... but brave students enjoyed a jungle experience at a St Ives school, holding cockroaches, snakes, and other rainforest creatures to learn more about the animals.

Year 9 students at St Ivo were visited by Zoolab staff, who brought cockroaches, snakes and giant land snails, as well as tarantulas, tree frogs, and scorpions to learn about how they have adapted to their environment.

The visit was arranged to compliment the geography topic where pupils are studying ecosystems and, in particular, those in rainforests.