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Poetry is a wonderful way to help children explore what they know, and how they feel about adders. We found that, in many cases, where initial perceptions were quite negative and inaccurate; this exercise helped the children to reflect and think about adders more carefully. We ran this activity with a group of 11-year-olds who initially just thought of them as mindless killers, hunting day and night! This can therefore be a great activity to assess how much older children really know about adders and can be used as a great starting point for a day of activities. Or do it at the end of the day to see how their perceptions have changed.