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Scary dinosaur no match for tough East End kids

PUBLISHED: 00:12 23 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:23 05 October 2010

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Carmen Valino

SCHOOLKIDS had a T-Riffic’ time when they came face-to-face with a life-size T-Rex. They screamed and shrieked with excitement as the 20ft baby’ dinosaur thrashed its tail and gnashed its teeth at them. But the dinosaur’s bark was definitely worse than its bite

By Hannah Roberts

SCHOOLKIDS had a T-Riffic’ time when they came face-to-face with a life-size T-Rex.

They screamed and shrieked with excitement as the 20ft baby’ dinosaur thrashed its tail and gnashed its teeth at them.

But the dinosaur’s bark was definitely worse than its bite.

T-Rex took centre stage, looking terrifying—but was no match for these tough kids from London’s East End who thought he was a bit of a pussycat’ and began stroking him.

SUMMER LAUNCH

The children from St Paul’s Primary in Whitechapel were on a visit to The Sun newspaper offices at Wapping for the launch of a Summer of Dinosaurs’ promotion.

The mini-monster comes from the live Walking with Dinosaurs’ show being staged at the O2 arena in North Greenwich in August, with its amazing animatronic models.

Here’s the secret... inside the scary dino is a human driver who controls the body. Off-stage, the monster’s head, tail and legs are worked by two voodoo’ puppeteers moving mini versions of T Rex with a computer that sends signals to the life-size creature.


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