Jurassic larks at Queens Park Academy

FLIGHT OF FANCY: Thomas Lewis and his pterodactyl

FLIGHT OF FANCY: Thomas Lewis and his pterodactyl

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IF you think dinosaurs are extinct then it’s time to think again.

Lurking in a classroom at Queens Park Academy exists a range of creatures too realistic to be models.

From triceratops and tyrannosaurus rex to brachiosaurus and pterodactyl, the collection is the frightening result of a Year 3 project.

When teachers Lauren Dean, Rachael Woodward, Laura Harrison and Jane Wilson asked their pupils to create a dinosaur during the half term break, nothing could have prepared them for what was to arrive at school for the new half term.

Takisha McDonagh and her mummy staggered down the road with the biggest of the bunch, their own creation, while Thomas Lewis’s pterodactyl looks as if it could have flown to school on its own.

The rest of the year group appeared with a terrifying array of creatures to scare their teachers.

If it wasn’t for Tia Fallon’s glittery monster and Ana Luisa’s cuddly pink dinosaur you could be forgiven for thinking they had come back to life.

Executive head teacher Brian Hooper said the work was part of the International Primary Curriculum, which encourages creativity.

Year 3 head Lauren Dean said: “It was a homework task and we told them they could create their dinosaurs however they liked.

“All the dinosaurs are amazing and they were really excited to see each other’s work.”

Zanjabila Amiri said her creation took most of the holiday and Courtney Sammon told how her triceratops was made from papier mache.

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11:19am Sat 17 Nov 12

The Renegade Master says...

I thought the Echo was a newspaper but judging by this piece I'm beginning to wonder. No disrespect to the kids and their dinosaur models, but this is not a newsworthy story.
I thought the Echo was a newspaper but judging by this piece I'm beginning to wonder. No disrespect to the kids and their dinosaur models, but this is not a newsworthy story. The Renegade Master
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3:26pm Sat 17 Nov 12

ekimnoslen says...

The Renegade Master wrote:
I thought the Echo was a newspaper but judging by this piece I'm beginning to wonder. No disrespect to the kids and their dinosaur models, but this is not a newsworthy story.
Slow news day.There's a lot of those in Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]The Renegade Master[/bold] wrote: I thought the Echo was a newspaper but judging by this piece I'm beginning to wonder. No disrespect to the kids and their dinosaur models, but this is not a newsworthy story.[/p][/quote]Slow news day.There's a lot of those in Bournemouth. ekimnoslen
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8:17am Wed 28 Nov 12

treggy76 says...

As a parent of a child in Year 3, I was highly disappointed that this wasnt the work of the children - more the parents. We're supposed to be teaching our kids to take responsibility and do things themselves are we not? Where's the work of the children themselves....of course alittle assistances is required but so what if it looks like a car crash..at least the child would have done it themselves then.
As a parent of a child in Year 3, I was highly disappointed that this wasnt the work of the children - more the parents. We're supposed to be teaching our kids to take responsibility and do things themselves are we not? Where's the work of the children themselves....of course alittle assistances is required but so what if it looks like a car crash..at least the child would have done it themselves then. treggy76
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