Shark attack at Cradley Heath school

Suzi Smitherrman, aged 10, (left) from Timbertree Primary, Jessica Wroblewski, aged nine, from Temple Meadow Primary and Tobey Stead, aged 10, from Corngreaves Academy come face to face with a model shark. (Buy photo 041409L)

Suzi Smitherrman, aged 10, (left) from Timbertree Primary, Jessica Wroblewski, aged nine, from Temple Meadow Primary and Tobey Stead, aged 10, from Corngreaves Academy come face to face with a model shark. (Buy photo 041409L)

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MARINE biology was brought to life for Cradley Heath schoolchildren with a classroom shark attack.

Thirty year five children from host school Corngreaves Primary, Timbertree and Temple Meadow worked together to learn how sharks use their six senses to find their prey.

Professor Kendall Williams, from the Oxford International Biomedical Centre led the afternoon Cafe des Sciences session at the end of which the nine-and 10-year-olds gave presentations about their discoveries.

Corngreaves science co-ordinator Emma Day said: “We’d never done anything like this before.

“It was about bringing local primary school children together and, as well as learning about sharks, the professor spoke about university and marine biology. The children absolutely loved it.”

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