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Educate Magazine - 2021-05-01

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Roaring day-to-day operations at Safari Park

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St Helens Chamber understands the necessity of ensuring all young people are offered relevant information and guidance regarding their potential future career options and is committed to inspiring young people with the careers and opportunities open to them. Careers and inspiration activities run throughout the school calendar and this year’s National Careers Week which took place in March provided the perfect focus for a programme of activities for schools across Liverpool City Region. Pupils were able to take a virtual visit to Knowsley Safari Park to see how it is run behind the scenes. Through a real-time interactive experience, pupils had the opportunity to ask questions to the animal experts on site, just as they would if they were there as well as learning about the skills necessary to be effective in the different roles at the safari park. By taking part in the activities the students were able to understand and acknowledge the importance of certain employability skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, relationships and realise how these can be developed across many areas. Liverpool College were one of many schools who took part in the virtual visit to Knowsley Safari Park. Pupils at the school got to view many of the animals housed at the safari park and also spoke with staff members about their job roles including the conservation and research officer, vet and herbivore keeper. Liverpool College said: “The class enjoyed the session and were interested by how many different jobs there are and how they can travel the world.”

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