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Tree Frog Teacher

To see coverage of this story in the Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury newspaper click here,


When youngsters from Hethersett Junior School wanted to learn about the importance of rainforests they enlisted the help of a giant fibre glass frog.

The frog was an important part of a green day project at the school organised by the Eco Club. This featured a number of activities aimed at enhancing pupils knowledge of ecology and rainforests in particular.

The giant Red Eyed Tree Frog was purchased from Wild in Art a leading producer of giant animals of all shapes and sizes. It was similar to models used in the national Prince’s Rainforests Project design a frog competition. Hethersett didn’t take part in that but decided their own model would help to underline the eco message.

So about 15 pupils set about drawing colourful eco messages and pictures of endangered species on the frog.

“It took some doing as it was a difficult surface to draw on for the children,” said art teacher Marian Watt.

The project was co-ordinated by Year Six teacher Sammia El-Labany:

“It provides us with a long term legacy and reminder of our school’s involvement in the rain forest project,” she said.

Children from all the school’s year groups were involved and now the frog is on public view in Hethersett Library until after Christmas.

Some of the school artists are pictured above with the frog and teachers Marian Watt and Sammia El-Labany