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Norfolk children were thrilled with visit from giant hare

PUBLISHED: 16:28 29 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:28 29 October 2019

Greater Anglia's Hare visits Weeting Primary to launch an education session with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019

Greater Anglia's Hare visits Weeting Primary to launch an education session with Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

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Smiles and laughter could be seen at a Norfolk school as children were surprised with a visit from a special guest, as part of a project to teach them about the county's natural wildlife.

Greater Anglia's Hare visits Weeting Primary to launch an education session with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Greater Anglia's Hare visits Weeting Primary to launch an education session with Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Greater Anglia's giant hare made an appearance at Weeting Primary School on Tuesday as part of a project to engage children with local wildlife.

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In partnership with Norfolk Wildlife Trust, 'care for the hare' education sessions are taking place at schools across the county to learn about this species and its habitat.

The giant animatronic hare, which uses puppetry and actors, surprised 25 reception and year one students, who then spent the day doing workshops, playing games, and getting stuck in with arts and crafts.

Greater Anglia's Hare visits Weeting Primary to launch an education session with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2019Greater Anglia's Hare visits Weeting Primary to launch an education session with Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2019

Isabelle Mudge, engagement officer at the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, said: "This has been a fantastic opportunity to inspire children about Norfolk's special wildlife. They thought it was fantastic, there were happy faces and lots of smiles."

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