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What would you say to someone looking to do there Gold DofE Residential with Sam Sykes™ at Blackpool Zoo?

We wanted to capture the exciting and amazing experience that participants have when they come on one of our residential programs. I think what makes it even more important is that what they learn, and experience on the course, is very personal. This comes through the direct contact with the animals, as well as through the friendships made, and experiences shared with the other they meet on the course.

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.

What’s involved:

  • This 5-day residential combines theory with practical, hands-on experience section at the zoo, focusing on key transferable skills to take away.
  • Challenge opportunities 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!

What’s included:

  • Accommodation and food
  • Transport to and from Blackpool train station at both ends of the 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

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DofE Gold ResidentialTestimonial

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the week that I was able to do with Sam Sykes™ 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.”

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This Sam Sykes™ Residential meets all the Gold DofE residential requirements.

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Oct 21

Blackpool Zoo DofE Residential – October 2018

October 21 18 - October 26 18

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