Junior Zoo Academy (8-10 years olds)
With the success of Zoo Academy for older students, ZSL London Zoo are excited to launch Junior Zoo Academy. Aimed at children aged 8-10, this is a great programme for those who are interested in animals and want to learn more in the zoo!
Junior Zoo Academy is a two-day course that includes zoo themed games, challenges, trails and some zookeeper activities!
Who are the courses aimed at?
These courses are designed for children aged 8-10 who love animals and want to learn and experience more in the unique zoo setting. Supported by education staff, students will have the chance to learn about the animals they see as well as make new friends with other like-minded children.
To record their time at the zoo, children will also create a Zoo Scrapbook to take home. They’ll be able to log all the fun and exciting experiences they have with photos and drawings as well as remind themselves of any new facts they have learnt along the way! Children will also gain a certificate at the end of the course to celebrate their attendance on the course.
The content of the course will be a mixture of animal challenges, games, talks and a few keeper experiences. A sample outline is below, but please be aware that timings and activities are subject to change.
Meet the other kids
Get to know each other and make yourself some name badges.
A quick break before we head into the zoo…
Who can find out the most? Can your team win?
Animals in Action
Our animals can do extraordinary things!
A short lunch break to refuel for the afternoon.
Let’s meet some slithery, scaly reptiles! Are you brave enough to handle them?
Another quick break before…
A visit to the rainforest to meet some other cheeky little monkeys and other rainforest inhabitants!
Time to start your scrapbooks so you can remember your time at the zoo!
You’ll get dropped off into the care of your adults and you can fill them in on your busy day!
Time to learn...
…what a zoo keeper does all day!
A quick drink before the tasks begin.
We’ll help the keepers and find out a bit more about these unusual birds.
Not everyone likes our creepy-crawlies, will you?
Feeding time for you!
Our monkeys need something to keep them occupied, can you help?
Another gulp of juice before…
A visit to our tallest animals at the zoo!
Finish off by completing your scrapbooks to take home with you!
Time to say goodbye.
The first Junior Zoo Academies will run in October half term, 2013. Each course runs for two days, and there will be two courses in half term. Full dates below:
Course A: 28th October – 29th October 2013.
Course B: 31st October – 1st November 2013.
To apply for a place on one of these courses, please follow the link below and fill out the online application form. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis and someone will contact you following receipt of your application form. Please see ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details.
The cost per child is £250. This covers the cost of the course (including zoo entry), as well as a Junior Zoo Academy t-shirt, a Zoo Scrapbook and a CD of the photos taken during the course.
Added benefits for the adult/guardian include a free car park pass.
We will ask for children to be dropped off at the beginning of the day into the care of the Education team. They will be constantly supervised throughout the day, including lunch and break times, and returned to the parent meeting point at 3.00pm. Children will only be released into the care of the authorised adult stated on the consent form. Further information about these arrangements will be provided if your application is successful.
All applicants need to provide a phone number and will be contacted on 22nd October in regards to their success. If successful, payment must be provided online.
Terms and Conditions
Applications will close when all places have been filled. We aim to acknowledge your application within one week of receipt. Due to limited space on these courses we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be successful. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Payment instructions and further details will be provided to successful applicants by email. The full payment will be required within a fortnight of this email otherwise your place may be lost. Once payment has been taken, refunds cannot be given.
Following on from the success of Zoo Academy, we are pleased to introduce Junior Zoo Academy for October half term! Please follow the relevant link at the bottom of the page to apply for a place.
Cost: £250 per student. This must be paid in full to secure your place on one of the courses.
Ages: 8-10 year olds.