Hundreds of primary schoolchildren took over a popular zoo and animal attraction for the day this week.

Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo opened its doors especially to allow more than 350 pupils from seven schools - including Ysgol Beulah - to come on an educational visit. Many of the three to seven-year-old pupils went on the trip as part of the Cornerstones’ project ‘Mini Zoo’ they are studying this term.

Folly Farm education manager Victoria Smathers said: “We normally only open at weekends in winter but were inundated with requests for educational visits from local schools working with the Cornerstones curriculum, so decided to throw open the gates and hold a special open day for all schools to come and visit together.

“It was great to see the zoo so full of life and the children engaged in learning about the animal world, meeting creatures up-close and asking so many questions.

“We look forward to seeing some of the work the Cornerstones pupils produce through the Mini Zoo project in the remainder of their term.”