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Pupils Shell-ebrate New School Pets

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It wasn’t the average Monday for our pupils this week as we welcomed two new additions to the King’s Hall family, tortoise #1 and tortoise #2.

Our lovely new pets, who hatched in early August, have already become the talk of the school, with pupils queuing up to meet the cheeky duo.

The decision to purchase the tortoises came when Year 8 pupil Thomas designed and created an enclosure for the reptiles as part of his specialist technology project. This has taken many hours of hard work, but Thomas is now happy to reveal the final result to his friends and peers.

He said: “I like DT because I love making things, especially out of wood. It really has been hard work and I have spent so many hours on it, but I feel really proud because I have done something for the school community.”

He added: “I will always remember making this at King’s Hall.”

Over the coming week, the school will be thinking of suitable names for the pair, before the newly-formed Tortoise Society decides on the final names.

The Society will help care for the tortoises by bathing, weighing and feeding them. This year it will will be run by Thomas and his expert sidekick, Year 7 pupil Ella. However, group leaders will change every year.

Head of DT, Rebecca Cole, said: “The DT and science departments are really grateful to both Thomas and Ella for all their hard work and we are so excited to have these wonderful new additions in our school community.”

“DT is a fun and inspiring subject and I am very proud of the facilities we have here at King’s Hall. I particularly enjoy combining what the pupils are learning in science with their DT project work – the tortoise enclosure is just the beginning!”

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