Youngsters take part in '˜zookeeper academy programme' at Blackpool Zoo
The first cohort of pupils have taken part in a new scheme at Blackpool Zoo to get more people working with animals.
Three groups of 14 to 17-year-olds, including from Cardinal Allen in Melbourne Avenue, Fleetwood, completed a three-day ‘Future Zoo’ course.
Launched by the zoo and Myerscough College, it saw them taking part in a ‘zookeeper academy programme’, which included classroom and hands-on learning, and completing a portfolio for any future college and university applications.
The zoo’s head of education Rebecca Reynolds said: “This project aims to connect students to animals and immerse them in real-life stories of wildlife conservation.”