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The Zagaro

EYFS, KS 1; Early Years,
First Stage KS 1. 
Ages 3 - 7

DURATION: 45 mins - 55 mins

OVERVIEW:  A Zagaro? I don’t think I know, A Zagaro! Well here we go…

The Zagaro - based on a famous children’s story -  takes us on a trip through the deep, dark woods. Our rat protagonist meets a host of ZooLab’s weird and wonderful animals along the way and uses their characteristics to create an imaginary monster to scare away other creatures.


Spoiler ahead - at the end of the story we find out the Zagaro is real, much to
rats surprise! Our story-based workshops are sure to engage and entertain through our Rangers acting out the story and by getting the children on their feet and moving about! We bring this classic tale to life, adding an extra dimension and sense of excitement through our live animal interaction.

Key Workshop Objectives:

  • Identify habitats and a series of micro-habitats

  • Discuss the characteristics
    of different animals

  • Encourage listening, participation and imagination

Animals often used in this workshop:

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Animal requests will be accommodated where possible. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee attendance.

Two young boys get up-close and hands-on with a rat

Why learn through storytelling?

Using storytelling as a mechanism in teaching involves structuring learning around a narrative. It helps children (and adults) make sense of issues and topics by engaging them in a story, making facts easier to remember and participants more open to learning.

The benefits of learning through storytelling does not stop at increasing knowledge of the subject area - storytelling encourages creativity, expands vocabulary, increases attention span and helps to reinforce morals.


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