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A day at Banham Zoo

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Applied Science students had a chance to find out about working with animals when they visited Banham Zoo.

“We introduce our students to a wide range of scientific and technological working environments,” explains Applied Science teacher Huw Williams. “Although the students had plenty of opportunities to see the ‘cuddly’ side of animals such as snow leopards and ocelots, there was a serious message too.”

The students studied the health and safety regulations for zoo work, learnt about animal handling (including how to hold giant stick insects and snakes) and looked at conservation issues.

In complete contract, a week later the students visited Marshall Aerospace, and swapped the roar of tigers for the roar of engines.