Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

Charity Heart

Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Secondary Schools

We provide interactive and exciting sessions for Key Stage Three and Four students that will fit in with all areas of the curriculum


What we do...

Our sessions are specially designed to inspire pupils about the natural world around them. Pupils are guided through a 45-minute session by our experienced and award winning education officers. Each session is hosted in our under-cover teaching classrooms and can accommodate up to 30 pupils. All sessions come with free resources for you to use on site or back at school to do post-visit work

KS3 Evolution & Variation

In this session we will explore how animals have changed slowly over time, and discover the importance of variation. We will also discuss the importance of natural selection and how human activity can affect this natural process.

KS3 &4 Careers at Twycross Zoo

This 45-minute session will provide students with an insight to life at the zoo. During this session we will explore the different roles of employees across the zoo. The session will focus on the day to day role of keepers, vets, educators and the different routes students can take to gain qualifications and experience needed for these future careers.

KS3 &4 Biodiversity & Conservation

Through games and investigations, pupils will discover what biodiversity means, why all animals are important and how we can work together to save the natural world.

KS3 &4 Scientific Investigations - Animal Behaviour

In this cross curricular STEM session, focused on maths and science, pupils will take part in their own scientific investigation and learn how to measure animal behaviour - just like researchers in the Zoo! Pupils will collect their own data to take back to school to continue the learning.

KS4 Evolution

We will look at what drive evolution, how variation occurs and how this can affect survival. We will also look at why extinction occurs and how we can work together to save the natural world.

KS4 Frankenscience: Right or Wrong?

This session will look at the uses of biotechnology and how is has shaped our modern world. Students will get involved in through provoking debates to discuss the ethical considerations and have the opportunity to see this complicated and emotive subject from both sides!

SEND Students

We are aware that every child is different and as such we would love to talk to you about your special educational needs. Twycross Zoo provides a unique learning experience for your pupils. The sessions we provide can be specially tailored to yourselves to be suitable for all levels of special needs.

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