Youngsters meet fearsome T Rex
KING’S Infant and Junior pupils walked with dinosaurs when a seven year old Tyrannosaurus Rex strolled into the main hall at Fence Avenue.
Modelled on puppets from the Walking with Dinosaurs live show, the dinosaur – known as Sophie – had a range of animatronic features and a realistic roar for a truly jaw dropping dynamic interactive learning experience.
The children learned that although Sophie could be trusted with them and had already eaten her lunch, her name means “King of the Tyrant lizards” in ancient Greek and that the T Rex was one of the most fearsome meat eaters of the Cretaceous age some 66 million years ago.
King’s Infant and Junior Division teacher Laura Marland said: “We were very lucky to have a T Rex visit our Reception classes this week.
“You could feel the children’s excitement as the enormous Tyrannosaurus was led into the hall.
“The children watched in awe as she moved like a real dinosaur around the room.
“It brought the prehistoric world to life and it is an experience the children and staff will never forget.”
Sophie the dinosaur with King’s Infant pupils Daisy and Frankie