CHILDREN at Rake Primary School took a walk on the wild side last week when they had the chance to take a peek into a wonderful world.

The seven-to-nine-year-olds from year three and year four at the village school put any squeamish thoughts behind them to get to grips with millipedes, a scorpion, a tarantula spider, and hissing cockroaches.

The dasy of biodiversity, according to class three teacher Natalie Jagota, looked at the way animals have adapted to their environment and also gave the curious pupils the chance to look at a pygmy hedgehog.

"The children then went on to read and discover where in the world the animals came from, and their prey, to complete their topic this term – what a wonderful world. They really enjoyed it."