Learning at a snail’s pace is fun

It's all in the smile ... Sofia Gilham, three, meets Pebbles, the African Snail.

It's all in the smile ... Sofia Gilham, three, meets Pebbles, the African Snail.

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THERE were some very special visitors to Pebbles Pre-School at Foxearth when the children there welcomed creatures from Zoo Lab UK.

Coincidentally, the giant African land snail was called Pebbles and was more than happy to get up close and personal with the two and three-year-olds as Emma Sayers from Zoo Lab UK explained about the animals.

The handling morning also included meeting a corn snake called Shadow, gerbils named Ant and Dec, and Millie the millipede.

Jo Ince, who runs the playgroup, said: “The children were fascinated and loved being able to handle the creatures.

“They were very brave to hold them and enjoyed letting them crawl on them.”