Safari School 2018

17 November 2017

Enter the ultimate living classroom

Are you aged 14 - 17 years and wanting to gain useful insight into the day-to-day functioning of a zoological collection? If yes, then Safari School is the course for you!

Safari School is designed for students whose aim is to study in the animal industry including zoo keeping, ecology, veterinary studies and conservation.

**PLEASE NOTE: We are running a trial Safari School for Adults week August 13th to 17th 2018. This is a course for 18 years +. Email education@blairdrummond.com for more details.

Safari School is a multi faceted course which covers all aspects of zoo-related work in practical and theoretical tasks. Safari School is £250 per pupil (includes lunches, all materials, a portfolio and graduation T-shirt) and runs for 5 days (Monday to Friday 9:30-4pm) during the school holidays on the following dates:

  • Safari School 1 - 9 - 13 April 2018 **FULL**
  • Safari School 2 - 2 - 6 July 2018 **FULL**
  • Safari School 3 - 16 - 20 July 2018 **FULL**
  • Safari School 4 - 30 July - 3 August 2018 **FULL**
  • Safari School 5 - 15 - 19 October 2018 **FULL**

APPLICATIONS FOR SAFARI SCHOOL ARE NOW OPEN! Please email education@blairdrummond.com to apply.

Places will be on a first-come-first-served basis. A Deposit of £50 will secure a place, then full payment will be required 2 weeks prior to the start date.

This scheme is aimed at students aged 14-17 studying at a high school level. Students should have an interest in animal care and welfare or be looking to explore this type of work as a career. We understand that work experience is hard to gain at a young age and voluntary work can be a long term commitment, and so Safari School is designed to give students the opportunity to be inspired by working within the zoo environment.

Safari School has been built to suit all learning abilities (we also cater for additional support needs- please email for more information) and help students understand the important underlying concepts which accompany practical aspects of the role.The course includes the following:

  • Animal husbandry
  • Animal health
  • Enclosure design
  • Enrichment
  • Behaviour
  • Training
  • Conservation
  • Nutrition

Students will also complete a portfolio of their journey through Safari School. This can be used as reference to their time spent at the park and may also provide supporting information in applications for further education. All students will receive a certificate of completion and a complimentary t-shirt upon graduation from the course.

Graduation will take place on the Friday afternoon and each student will receive two tickets for guests to attend the ceremony. Students and their guests are welcome to spend the remainder of the day exploring the park after completion of the graduation ceremony.

What next? If you are interested in participating in Safari School, please apply to education@blairdrummond.com. Places will be on a first come first served basis. A welcome pack containing further information about the course will be sent to you in due course.