We don’t mean that the children in TY have turned into toads (although who knows what Miss Barron could be capable of at Hallowe’en). Last week Toby brought in his two pet toads ‘Chub’ and ‘Trevor’. They spent two days with TY during which time they learned how to multiply using a grid, how to write travel brochures and how photosynthesis works. Probably not much use to a toad, but we all the same we hoped they had fun being with us. We were certainly entertained by their toadish ways – especially with what they ate.

On Friday those who were brave enough had a hold of Trevor. Chub was a little too jumpy and there were only so many times Toby could pick him up off the carpet before Miss Barron’s heart couldn’t take any more.



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