Chailey School pupils '˜very excited' for arrival of their tortoises

Two tortoises at Chailey School have been given a new home thanks to a local business.

Chailey students with their new exotic pets
Chailey students with their new exotic pets

Tates of Sussex Garden Centres donated a complete setup for Chailey School’s new Hermann’s tortoises who pupils have named Yoshi and Esio Trot.

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“The setup includes a deluxe tortoise table and accessories such as bowls, substrate and UV lighting,” said Mark Brumfitt from Tates.

“The children are clearly very excited by the new equipment and I think the tortoises were as well - but it’s hard to tell with tortoises.”

Chailey School runs a ‘Care Club’ where years 7-11 take it in turn to learn about and look after the school pets; the older students teaching the younger students how to care for each animal.