Students become zookeepers for a day

A small group of Year 10 students were granted a unique experience to get hands on training in agriculture and animal care by South Staffs College.

Twelve Plantsbrook students who had expressed an interest in an agricultural or horticultural career were invited to a special tour of their Rodbaston campus.

There they were shown potential routes of employment into becoming zookeepers, landscape gardeners, countryside managers or vets.

Careers Lead Mrs Dullea says they had an amazing time:

“It was a great visit, they were able to spend time in the animal centre, holding snakes and lizards, spotting alligators in the reptile house and and even visiting the Equestrian Centre. It was a lovely way to spend a morning and hopefully will have helped inspire those who have expressed an interest in a career with a difference. We really want to show that there are multiple avenues open to our students and if they have a passion, there are ways of fulfilling it.”

Check out some of the images day below…