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Six local Year 11 students from a unique Newquay Tretherras animal care option have completed their Btec Level 1 Certificate in Land Based Studies working with us at Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium and many other local animal businesses.

Pictured (left to right): Shania, Will, Kellie, Charlie, Ryan and Harry, local Year 11 students on a Newquay Tretherras animal care option, with their certificates from Newquay Zoo in the newly opened Gems of The Jungle Asian Bird Aviary.

The “Tretherras Tuesday” students attended on a Tuesday at Newquay Zoo in term-time once a month throughout 2015 to 2017, studying and undertaking different aspects of animal care such as animal accommodation and enclosure design, animal health and hygiene, safety in the workplace and care of small animals. The course was led by Tretherras teacher Mrs K. Hales.

Education Officer Mark Norris, who worked with them throughout the two years said: “It has been a great fun sharing the life of the Newquay Zoo with our Tretherras Tuesday students, both the behind the scenes insights of the building of new animal enclosures such as Gems of the Jungle whilst they have been studying here or the births of endangered animals.”

“Our six Tretherras Tuesday students also took part in some of the less glamorous and repetitive tasks such as cleaning of animal enclosures.”

“Well done to all of them, we all wish them well with their exams and the rest of their studies.”

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