LIVE insects have been keeping pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enthralled in their Science lessons.

Year 2 pupils were in their element when Lisa Taylor, a Science Ambassador from Mundipharma, based on the Cambridge Science Park, came along to work with them.

The fun-filled Science Ambassadors’ Workshop saw the pupils working with Lisa, and each other, in small teams to study the earthworms in the school’s gardens using random quadrants. They were in awe of the number of different worms they found and thoroughly enjoyed identifying the different species.

Less slimy but certainly just as fascinating, caterpillars have also proven popular with the young scientists. King’s Ely Acremont took delivery of several caterpillars a few weeks ago and the pupils have been thoroughly enjoying observing them as they gradually form into chrysalides.

The chrysalides were then carefully moved into a special enclosure, where the children were able to watch them gradually transform into beautiful butterflies. Once ready, the pupils then released them into the garden at King’s Ely Acremont.

Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Jonathan Willcocks, said: “By bringing lessons to life, the children at King’s Ely Acremont experience a truly adventurous curriculum which we know develops a lifelong love of learning.”

King’s Ely Acremont prides itself on offering a superb early education where Science is at the heart of a dynamic curriculum based on self-discovery.

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