Key Stage 3

KEY STAGE 3 Education Sessions


If you're looking for a fun and educational school trip for your pupils, look no further! Our zoo is home to a whole range of animals including penguins, meerkats, zebra, wolves and 4 species of big cat - Guaranteed to encourage your pupils to get involved and learn.

*Please note that unfortunately we no longer use live animals in our education sessions.

What will be included in your school trip to the zoo?


We aim to deliver interactive educational experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia all linking to the National Curriculum.  We offer a fun presentation for secondary school students aged between 11-14 years. Unfortunately, we do not offer general visits for secondary schools but can accommodate KS3 groups with a maximum of 25 students, if an Education session is booked as part of the visit.

Talks are priced at £30 per group of 30 students and last around 25 minutes.

Roars and Claws

At Paradise Wildlife Park we have 4 different ‘Big Cat‘ species including Jaguars, Lions, Amur Tigers and Snow Leopards. How are they all different? What makes them successful predators? In this session students will take a whistle stop tour across the globe to explore cat species and their habitats.

Roars and Claws meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment

• recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

• identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

• identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

Extraordinary Exhibits

What does it take to look after amazing and incredible animal species?  In this session students will find out how we work at Paradise Wildlife Park to give some of our resident species the best homes possible.  Students will generate their own ideas to create extraordinary exhibits!

Extraordinary Exhibits meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

Amazing Adaptations

Why are Arctic, Red and Fennec foxes so different?  We take students on a journey to different habitats in order to find out why they are perfectly suited to survive there.  Students will also shine a light on the forest floor of the Amazon Rainforest to discover amazing adaptations from some of its most renowned animals.

Amazing Adaptations meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals
• identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
• recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

Marvellous Madagascar

It’s time to take flight to the land of the Lemurs. Students will have the amazing opportunity to learn about the Biodiversity found on the 3rd largest island in the world. With over 110 known Lemur species students will discover their different features and adaptations, as well as their threats to survival in the wild.

Marvellous Madagascar meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

• recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
• recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.

Crucial Conservation

How do you track a Lion?  How can we save a Snow Leopard? With animals losing their habitats at an alarming rate and species on the verge of extinction, Paradise Wildlife Park is doing everything it can to support conservation across the globe.  Students will be given the opportunity to find out the threats to wildlife by getting up close to seized artefacts (courtesy of HM customs). It’s now or never for wildlife conservation and your students could have the answers!

Conservation meets the following areas of the National Curriculum:

· Understand how organisms are affected by their environment and their ecosystems.

· Understand how changes in an environment can lead to extinction.

· Understand how human processes can change landscapes, environments and climate.

· Identify that Earth has limited resources, and the importance of recycling.

· Understand effective management of the conflict between human needs and conservation to maintain sustainability.

Remarkable Rainforests

Discover the amazing animals that live in the richest habitats on Earth, what makes them so unique and how they have adapted to survive here. We will also learn about rainforest destruction and what we can do to help.

Rainforests meet the following National Curriculum:

·        Identify and name common animals (birds, mammals, etc.).

·        Understand habitats, animal/plant interaction etc.

·        Recognise that environments can change, and that this can pose a threat to living things.

Miraculous Minibeasts

Insects are amazing! Students have the opportunity to discover the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates whilst finding out the critical role insects play in ecosystems.

Miraculous Minibeasts meets the following areas of National Curriculum:

· Understand the interactions between organisms and their ecosystems, including pollinating insects and crops.

· Identify and name common animals (birds, mammals, insects etc.)

· Describe and compare animal body structures.

· Understand habitats, animal/plant interactions.

· Identify and name animals and plants in their habitats.

Completed booking forms should be e-mailed to groupbookings@pwpark.com. A member of the Paradise Wildlife Park
team will be in touch to confirm your booking.

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