Fiona Scott, optical assistant, recently had the opportunity to inspire young minds when she spoke to local children during a school visit.

Interesting science

ZooLab asked Fiona to assist on their visit to Holy Trinity First School in Berwick. The ZooLab team take along all types of creepy crawlies and small furry animals from rats and snakes to millipedes for the children to touch and hold. The aim of each visit is to encourage an interest in science, nature and learning from a young age.

Fiona chatted to the children about ‘the senses’, particularly how animals see.

Helping youngsters learn

She said: ‘The children were fascinated and wondered if the millipede had as many eyes as he did legs!’ Craig Bell, store director, added: 'Fiona had a great time working with the children at Holy Trinity First School. At Specsavers we like to take as many opportunities as possible to help young people learn more about the way eyesight works and to appreciate the importance of looking after our eyes.’

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