The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
It’s a strange day when a child in your class produces one of these in the middle of your lesson.
The poor creature was still alive, thank goodness. I gave it a couple of drips of water.
So it was a case of one lizard rescues another.
(I guess technically, it’s a newt but I had to enjoy the coincidence with my nickname.)
I transferred it into a plastic cup for two reasons. Firstly I know that the heat of my hand might not be beneficial but also because I was worried about the effect of the natural oil on my skin. I covered it up to protect against sunlight too.
And then I transferred it to an area of the school grounds where footfall is zero.
Hope the little fella’s going to be okay.
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