What's for dinner? Day a T-Rex came to Telford primary school

You might expect a Tyrannosaurus Rex to send a group of primary school students fleeing, but pupils at a school in Telford did quite the opposite when one came to visit.

Ladygrove Primary School in Dawley welcomed a new visitor through its gates yesterday in the form of a prehistoric dinosaur.

The mechanical giant attended the school during its current term topic of dinosaurs in which pupils incorporate the creatures into as many subjects as possible.

Louise Riddell, admin officer at the school, said: "As we expected, the children absolutely loved it.

"It's a way of making what they are learning about fun and interesting and different enough that they almost don't even consider it learning.

Lucy Henderson with the T-Rex

"It links in really well with the children's studies for this term which is what prompted the visit in the first place.

"They'll be looking at fossils, studying a timeline of events and implementing dinosaurs into maths, science and just about everything, it's going right throughout their studies.

"I think not only will the students remember the visit, but this will be something they use to help them remember the facts and figures they learn as it was such a hands-on, visual experience.

"If the topic comes up again with other year groups as they make their way through the school, I'm sure we'll look at getting them back in as it was such a good representation."

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