On Thursday 18th June 2015 the Level 2 Animal Care students went on a visit to West Midlands Safari Park.
The group consists of 8 Year 12 students who have been completing their Extended Certificate in Animal Care.
Over the year they have done both theory and practical sessions in maintaining animal accommodation and feeding and have had the opportunity to care for the school gerbils. They were also given the opportunity to make several visits to stables where they have received hands on practical sessions caring for horses. Part of their studies was to look at the basics of animal biology and contribute to the care of exotic animals where they had the chance to care for a Chilean Rose tarantula and looked in depth at the care needed to look after a Royal Python.
The visit to the West Midlands Safari Park enabled the students to look at a different perspective on animal care, particularly in animal accommodation and feeding regimes. The students concentrated on how large cats, meerkats, goats and reptiles are housed and fed.
A grand day was had by all and the students really found the visit helpful to their studies.
You can see the rest of the pictures in our Picasa Album