Trust partnership work was well in evidence during Henry Chadwick School’s British Science Week when The Friary School’s science teacher – and trained zoologist – Ms Stone – dropped down to the school to run wildlife sessions that were high on both facts and hand-on experience.

The sessions for all ages see Q&A on key animals and habitats before handling opportunities sparked imagination, courage and great fun.

The children got the opportunity to handle snakes, cockroaches, and more besides and home time saw parents facing demands for pet snakes and promises of big careers in the conservation and environmental sectors.

Vicki Barnes, Headteacher of Henry Chadwick School, said: “The children loved the sessions and learnt a great deal. The event was all the talk for days afterwards and thank you letters were sent back to Nicole Stone from students.”

Matt Allman, CEO of The Greywood Multi-Schools Trust, said: “We are very much a Trust that brings our schools together to spark fun, energy and learning in our students. The sessions were tremendous fun and only build on the great work being done across our MST.”