It’s a bugs life for Gosport pupils

Staff and pupils at Fareham College celebrate

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PUPILS at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School were taught about the bees and other insects from a bug expert and a bee enthusiast.

The school in Gosport invited in The Bug Man Martin Rapley who bought in creepy crawlies and a chameleon for the children to hold.

Martin Rapley brought his reptiles in to show the children, (left to right), Beatrice Byju (nine), Joe Ellis (nine), Tyla Evans (nine), and Kacper Onysek (10)'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150341-1) PPP-150227-153201003

Martin Rapley brought his reptiles in to show the children, (left to right), Beatrice Byju (nine), Joe Ellis (nine), Tyla Evans (nine), and Kacper Onysek (10)'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150341-1) PPP-150227-153201003

Able and talented co-ordinator at the school Mr Rob Stroud said: ‘Some of the children were a bit freaked out but a lot of them said that they wanted to get over their fear of insects.’

All year groups at the school had the day off from the normal curriculum to do a number of bug activities, which related to their usual timetable. ‘Children in the infants were bug painting and learning to dance like a bug which they enjoyed.’

Those in Key Stage 2 were given a chance to work with a green screen and act as if they were in a bug’s natural habitat.

Tyler Birch, in Year 4 at the school, said: ‘We had to go into the library and act like we were with the rainbow bug in its habitat and give facts about the insect when it was being recorded.’