Youngsters bitten by the dinosaur bug

thisisoxfordshire: Samar Said wasn't scared Buy this photo Samar Said wasn't scared

YOUNGSTERS came face to face with a terrifying megalosaurus when they discovered Oxfordshire’s dinosaurs this week.

Reception pupils from West Oxford Community Primary School spent a day learning about prehistoric fossils, flora and footprints at Woodstock’s Oxfordshire Museum.

On Tuesday they took part in the attraction’s popular dinosaur workshop and were also treated to jurassic-themed sketching, poems and life-sized models.

They got to see the real-life footprints of a carnivorous megalosaurus found in Ardley Quarry at the Park Street museum.

Samar Said, five, pictured, from Oxford, said: “I wasn’t too scared of the dinosaurs – we had lots of fun at the museum.”

Museum audience development officer Lorraine Horne said: “It is our most popular workshop for schools and the model dinosaurs in the garden and interactive guides are always a favourite.”

Today a Dinosaur and Fossil Fun Day will give visitors the chance to excavate their own dinosaurs in CSI Woodstock and make dinosaur masks and dioramas from 11am to 4pm. Entry is £5.

Picture: OX57929 Antony Moore

Related links

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree