Our wonderful students at NBS never fail to get fully involved in the care, cleaning and cuddles of the wide variety of animals we see at Kirkley Hall. From the domestic round rabbits to the more unusually cute, delicate sugar glider, the students always gather round and listen intently to the interesting facts they learn. Then they easily regurgitate their fascinating new knowledge on our return. The bus ride back is always full of inquisitive new facts and we never get bored of hearing, "Miss, did you know that the small spikey tenrec is more closely related to the elephant, despite its close resemblance to a hedgehog?"
Whatever the weather, our dedicated students will be outdoors walking the donkeys, or the goats or Alpacas; mucking out the monkey pens, or sitting having quiet cuddles with the snakes and bearded dragons (if Mrs. Bramwell doesn't get in there first!) This fully dedicated and enthusiastic team thoroughly enjoy their time with the animals of Kirkley Hall, and each week is a new adventure for our future zoologists. I have a funny feeling we may even bring back a new NBS mascot or two before long, so watch out, Alpacas spit!