University students exhibit animal skulls during school science lessons
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University medical students visited a North Somerset school to inspire a love of science.
The students from Bristol University visited Backwell Junior School, in Station Road, last week.
They took along a range of animal skulls, and a replica human skeleton, to teach the pupils about biology.
During the sessions, the children studied the animal skulls and examined their teeth and what they suggested about the creatures’ diets.
They also studied the human body, paying close attention to bones and joints and how they work.
The Backwell Federation, which is made up of the junior school and West Leigh Infant School, in Westfield Drive, is trying to find new ways to offer more enrichment opportunities in the two schools.
Parents and carers are being invited to share their knowledge and skills in the classrooms to match the work their children are doing.