10 retro South Tyneside photos from the day the toads, creepy crawlies and slithery snakes came to see you!

Who could forget the day when these exotic creatures came to their school.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 3:48 pm
Great reminders of the day these children met some exotic visitors.
Great reminders of the day these children met some exotic visitors.

Certainly not these pupils who seemed to be having a great time as they mixed with snakes, tree frogs, snails and more.

Look at the smiles on the faces of these students at Harton, Hebburn Monkton and Laygate schools.

We hope these Shields Gazette archive photos bring back great memories.

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Exotic creatures were a big hit at Monkton Infants School in 2014 but were you pictured?
Rain forest adventurer John Kirsopp was a big hit when he came to Laygate Community School in 2010 and brought some exotic creatures with him.
These Harton Infants School pupils were enthralled when the Discovery Zoo came to school in 2010.
Hebburn School pupil Ryan McElwee was having a great time in 2006. He got to hold a South American tree frog and a Giant African Snail.
Bamburgh School pupils came face to face with a snake during a visit by Zoolab in 2009. Remember it?
Exotic creatures were at Monkton Infants School in 2014 and the pupils seemed to love it.
A flashback to 2007 and these St Joseph's RC Comprehensive School students enjoyed a visit from Zoolab.
Pippin the tree frog was a very welcome visitor to St Joseph's School in Hebburn in 2003. Here are Alfie Grey and Georgia Moore saying hello.
Martyn Pinto from Zoolab brought along a special guests for the pupils at Boldon Comprehensive School to meet in 2004 and this pepper snake seems to have been a huge hit.
The day the discovery zoo came to Harton Infants School in 2010. Remember it?
Did these cracking exotic creature scenes bring back lots of great memories. If they did, tell us more by emailing [email protected]