Sophie the dino gets her teeth into lessons

Sophie the dinosaur at Stondon Lower School.
Sophie the dinosaur at Stondon Lower School.

Sophie the dinosaur certainly made impressive footprints when she arrived at Stondon Lower School - the creature was so big the pupils had to greet her on the playground, along with her brother Jack.

Sophie represents the size that a T-Rex would have grown to by the age of seven, and after her visit, each year group had the opportunity to take part in a archaeology workshop where they discovered bones and identified them.

Pupil Charlie said: “I thought the large dinosaur was really cool and I was frightened for a moment when she put her head around the corner. We also had a session looking at fossils.”

Thomas said: “I liked the T Rex fossil skull, it still had its teeth, and I liked the skull of the Camrosaurus because it was a plant eating dinosaur with shredding teeth. It was an exciting day.”