The display is all part of the annual end of year Pet Show – an eagerly anticipated and highly competitive event.
The girls are asked to use their pets – or any animal they chose – to inspire them. Each class produces poetry, photographs, creative writing, art, miniature gardens and animals fashioned from fruit and vegetables.
Some pupils also bring their pets to school. This year saw the hall jam-packed with creatures including guinea pigs, two-week-old chicks, hamsters, stick insects, a pair of Degus and a tortoise. Prep 6 Tiana Platts brought in her giant African land snail, Udon, who even brought in his own packed lunch – cucumber and cuttlefish. Tiana explained that the calcium in cuttlefish is a very important part of Udon’s diet as it keeps his shell in peak condition.
Mrs Miller, Head of Prep, also got in on the fun bringing in her Cuckoo Maran Sue and her adopted two-week-old chicks called Mary and Rose.
As well as showing off their animal handling skills, the girls spent the afternoon’s lessons dressed up as their favourite furry friends.
The day’s events were rounded off with a hotly contested worm charming competition.
“There were some truly outstanding entries this year,” said Head of Prep Mrs Alison Miller. “The girls have really showcased their talents – we are very proud of them all for creating such imaginative pieces of art, innovative displays and showing how they are incredibly knowledgeable and responsible animal lovers.”