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.
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.’