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Science Dept ‘Animal Road Show’

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 Science Dept ‘Animal Road Show’

Pupils at Moneyreagh Primary School enjoyed meeting the stars of the Science Department's Animal Road Show.

 The early years scientists learned about where animals like the fire-bellied toad come from, what they eat and how to care for them. The Death's Head cockroaches, Indian stick insects and giant African land snails weren't quite as cuddly as the gerbils, hamster and guinea pigs but judging by the smiles, everyone had a great time!  Hand sanitiser anyone?

We at Bangor Academy Science Department would like to offer your school the opportunity to host us for our ‘Animal Road Show’.

We will bring a selection of our school’s animals to include gerbils, a hamster, a guinea pig, the fire-bellied toad, Deaths head cockroaches, Indian stick insects and giant African land snails.

Pupils will be given a talk on each of the animals e.g. where they come from, what they eat, how to look after them as pets.  We will also discuss which animals are vertebrates and which are invertebrates at a level suitable for primary school.  Pupils will be given the opportunity to hold a stick insect and pet the hamster, gerbils and guinea pig (hand sanitizer will be provided at the end).  If you would like to avail of this opportunity please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will get back to you as soon as possible to arrange a date.  All talks will have to be on a Monday between 10am-12pm and each talk should last 45 minutes.