Snakes slither into Jenny Hammond Primary School in Leytonstone

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Snakey Sue, left, with pupils at Jenny Hammond Snakey Sue, left, with pupils at Jenny Hammond

School children marked the Chinese New Year of the snake by getting up close and personal with the slithering creatures.

Pupils at Jenny Hammond Primary School in Worsley Road, Leytonstone, were visited by 12 of the animals, including Royal Pythons and Columbian Rainbow Boas, as part of an educational event last week.

They were brought by Sue Coleman, a former Leytonstone resident who once appeared on TV show Britain's Got Talent dancing with her pets under her nickname 'Snakey Sue'.

She now runs a snake sanctuary in Harwich with more than 60 of the creatures.

Deputy head John Yates-Harold, who organised the visit, said: “At our school, we’re always looking for unusual and creative ways to bring the curriculum to life.

"Some children were naturally quite nervous and apprehensive, but Sue’s calm, friendly and confident approach to handling the snakes and interacting with the children put everyone at ease.

"This was the perfect opportunity to challenge and dispel myths, fears and prejudice about these amazing animals".

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5:14pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

amazing coincidence especially this is The Year of the Snakes in for The Chinese New Years.

Thank God it was not the Year of the Tigers!
amazing coincidence especially this is The Year of the Snakes in for The Chinese New Years. Thank God it was not the Year of the Tigers! Cornbeefur

6:16pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Sam Hain says...

Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur.
Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur. Sam Hain

6:46pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Sam Hain wrote:
Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur.
4th Insult in half an hour from you today, nice, says more about you than me.
[quote][p][bold]Sam Hain[/bold] wrote: Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur.[/p][/quote]4th Insult in half an hour from you today, nice, says more about you than me. Cornbeefur

10:35pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Sam Hain wrote:
Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur.
4th Insult in half an hour from you today, nice, says more about you than me.
15th pointless comment from you this afternoon. Says more about you...
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sam Hain[/bold] wrote: Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur.[/p][/quote]4th Insult in half an hour from you today, nice, says more about you than me.[/p][/quote]15th pointless comment from you this afternoon. Says more about you... Alan_1976

10:45pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Sam Hain says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Sam Hain wrote:
Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur.
4th Insult in half an hour from you today, nice, says more about you than me.
Oh, there's plenty more where that came from. Only four? I think you've missed some..
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sam Hain[/bold] wrote: Do us all a favour and hiss off, Cornbeefur.[/p][/quote]4th Insult in half an hour from you today, nice, says more about you than me.[/p][/quote]Oh, there's plenty more where that came from. Only four? I think you've missed some.. Sam Hain

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