Educational animal displays for the classroom and parties

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NG19 7LD


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Hi Jo,

Just wanted to say thank you again for the great experience you gave my class last Wednesday. They loved it and the next day, when we were working on writing a diary extract, (as if we had visited the rainforest), lots of information that you had told us was popping into their writing, as well as their first - hand experiences of handling the animals.

We are producing information fact sheets next week, so lots of pictures and information from Wednesday will give us a good start, as well as the children adding to this with their own research.

So thanks again, Sue

Hi Jo,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge 'thank you' for your visit to Cassiobury Infants yesterday. ALL of the staff have said how amazing they thought it was - your knowledge and passion for the subject really shone through. The children all had a great time too, and were very inspired by the visit. I'm sorry I didn't get chance to pop in and say hello, but I was in the Nursery all day. 

Thank you so much for your time and enthusiasm, we really appreciate it.

Kind regards,

Sallyann Applegarth

Deputy Headteacher


Thank you so much for today, the children and adults loved your talk. It was fantastic to see how passionate you are about what you do and that in turn has sparked a passion within the children. They all thoroughly enjoyed the hour spent with you and have already asked me if you can visit again! I will definitely recommend you to any colleagues, both inside and outside of school as it was educational as well as entertaining. 

Thank you again, 

Mariette Gildersleeves and the Year 3 team 

Hi Jo,

Just a note to thank you for the fabulous sessions which you delivered to our children this week. Children and adults alike were enthralled by the animals and have hugely benefitted from the experience and opportunity that you shared with them. I have attached a letter written by one of our Y6 children to express their thanks on behalf of all the children.

We hope that you enjoyed visiting the school as much as the children enjoyed having you in their classes. Children in other classes, which you didn't visit, have also expressed their disappointment in not being able to see you and the animals so I'm sure we'll be in touch again in the future to 'fill the gaps'.

Many thanks, once again,


The children absolutely loved it. Joanne explained a lot about the animals, including what they eat, how they live and where they come from, and the children were able to touch some of them. They had a fantastic time.
We really enjoyed the visit. Joanne was very interesting to listen to and made sure all the children were included. They found the 'minibeasts' fascinating and had all their questions answered fully. Thank you very much!
We were delighted with the visit. Being a school with severe and complex difficulties, it is often difficult for people who visit us to engage with the children appropriately and get down to their level, but Jo was excellent and I had 100% feedback on the workshops, a rarity indeed!
Both children and staff thoroughly enjoyed it. The children were allowed to handle the animals while being taught about where they come from and what they eat. It was fun and very educational.
An excellent morning! Jo pitched the information at just the right level for our children. They asked a number of questions and learned a great deal.
The students remained engaged the whole time and all loved looking at and touching the animals. Many students who were initially scared of the animals ended up touching then and overcoming their fears. Thanks you Jo!
An excited buzz in the classroom. The children had real opportunities to have first-hand experiences - handling animals and entering the rainforest.
Excellent - interesting and lots of information. Thank you.
Interesting information shared. Children very excited by the experience.
Really enjoyable and educational ('Adaptation and habitats'). The children loved it.
Lots of facts and good combination of holding and talking/discussion. Thank you.
Fantastic information and very interesting!
An excellent session! Really informative and the children loved it. Year 3/4 - really good; children really enjoyed it. Very informative and good questions for the children. Links very well with science and habitats.
Reception - Fantastic! Loads of information at appropriate level for the children and great choice and variety of animals. The children loved it and a great experience for them. Thank you.
Year 2/3 - Thank you Jo for a great session. The children loved it. Lots of good information. The children are going to draw, write and research the animals.