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Clevedon Learning Trust

More animals for the ‘Noah’s Ark’ of schools in Clevedon

Tortoise joins chickens, a dog, ducklings and a rabbit at the ‘Noah’s Ark’ of schools in Clevedon

Children at Tickenham Church of England Primary School have welcomed Donna, the 6-year-old Tortoise, into the school.

Donna, who was donated to the school by a friend of Headteacher, Tristan Merriam, already has her own indoor and outdoor areas to play and the children love having her on site.

The Tortoise is one of many pets Tickenham Primary School has - Gatsby, who is mini dachshund, has been at the school for almost two years.

The school has become one of the best in Britain after a series of great reports and test results.

Tristan Merriam, Headteacher at Tickenham, said: “People are joking about us becoming a Noah’s Ark! It is wonderful having so many pets on site. It is great for children's holistic education. It teaches them so much and provides a great focus at break times and lunch times.”