Young­sters meet fear­some T Rex

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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.”

Picture: Mike Carter

So­phie the di­nosaur with King’s In­fant pupils Daisy and Frankie

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