Yesterday, Thursday 21 June, the Crescent School’s Reception Class had a very special visitor. Mrs Kathryn Wright, a Veterinary Nurse from Medivet The Vets in Kenilworth, and Mum to Crescent pupils Oliver and James, visited the children to talk about her job caring for animals.

This term the children have been learning all about ‘growing and changing’ and in the ‘role play’ area they have created their own veterinary surgery. Mrs Wright had previously kindly provided some veterinary supplies and the children have very much enjoyed nursing their sick animals.

She began by talking to the children, she explained what a veterinary nurse is and told them all about the sorts of animals she looks after. She asked the children what different sorts of pets they had and then explained how vets help sick animals get better. The children were fascinated, they sat still, engaged and full of questions.

It was then time for a practical session. The children delightedly reached for their poorly 'toy' animals, old favourites missing an ear here and eye there that they had brought in from home and in turn each child had the chance to bandage their toy, to listen to their heartbeats through the stethoscope and to take their temperatures.

Reception Teacher, Claire Pullen, commented, "We are incredibly grateful to Mrs Wright for coming into school, visitors from the community are so valuable, they help put learning into context for the children and really enhance the curriculum. They have all been so excited."