“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the week that I was able to do with Sam Sykes Ltd. I gained some great experiences, which’ll help me in the future as I’ll be able to write this on my personal statement for university. Just wanted to let you know that I have a place on the Whipsnade Zoo Academy Course next August, which I’m also looking forward to.”
Zoo Residential Participant
For something a little different, in conjunction with Blackpool Zoo, we offer our unique 5-night specialist zoo keeper’s residential.
This fun and engaging opportunity is ideal for anyone with a passion for animals and conservation, or anyone looking to study a related area.
- This 5-day, 5-night DofE residential combines theory with practical, hands-on experience at the zoo, focusing on key transferable skills to take away.
- Challenges include teamwork, small group work, presentations, leadership, problem solving and, of course, the chance to get up close and personal with a wide range of creatures.
- Food and accommodation is provided at a nearby scout hut where participants can enjoy quality food and homemade puddings!
- Accommodation and food
- Transport to and from Blackpool train station at both ends of the DofE residential, if required
- All transfers to and from the zoo
- Five days at the zoo completing a range of practical and theory-based tasks
- The chance to feed, handle and experience a wide range of animals
- A portfolio of evidence and written reference from the zoo to take away
Book your place in an Open Programme
- 23 July, 2017 - 28 July, 2017
- 27 August, 2017 - 1 September, 2017
- 22 October, 2017 - 27 October, 2017