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Norwich Research Park

12th May 2022

Five new snails at NRP


This week we had some visitors at Chestnut Nursery School NRP. They came overnight and decided to stay in our garden. Our special visitors were snails, we had 5 big snails! Our children were very excited to see them!
Spontaneous teaching moments: extend children’s learning and understanding through open conversations, often involving questions and the introduction of new words, different thoughts, and ideas.
Here are some Interesting facts we learned about snails:
– When they feel threatened, they usually retreat into their shell to protect themselves.
– The largest land snail is the Giant African Land Snail.
– Snails have no backbone.
– Most snails live from 2 to 5 years, but in captivity, some have exceeded 10 or 15 years of age.
– In France, edible snails are “escargot,” a word that also applies to a dish made with them, which is an appetizer.
– Usually, land snails hatch from eggs.
– The mucus of the garden snail is used to treat wrinkles, spots, and scars on the skin.
– The speed of snails is around 0.5-0.8 inches per second. If they moved without stopping, it would take more than a week to complete 1km.
– Snails do not change shells when they grow up. Instead, the shell grows along with them.
The children moved them into our large garden area and gave them some food. We hope they are happy in their new home 🐌

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