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Education Secretary visits Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo recently hosted a visit by Education Secretary, Rt. Honourable Nicky Morgan. Sharon Redrobe, CEO at Twycross Zoo accompanied the Education Secretary on a visit of the zoo’s newest habitat, the Gibbon Forest, where they also joined in a live teaching session with Year 5 pupils from Dixie Grammar Junior School.

In 2015 over 54,000 students took part in the zoo’s educational activities and the zoo constantly receives positive feedback from their teachers. The Education Secretary praised the zoo for its wide range of educational programmes and support of the STEM agenda.

The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP: “It was a pleasure to visit Twycross Zoo and experience first-hand how they are encouraging young people to learn more about STEM subjects. It is so important that young people learn these skills, that are not only vital in everyday life but can open the door to a range of exciting and rewarding careers. I really value what the zoo is doing to promote STEM subjects and it is an impressive outcome that 85% of young people who participate in the STEM programme at the zoo say they are more likely to pursue a career in science.”

Dr Sharon Redrobe, CEO of Twycross Zoo: “We were very pleased to welcome The Right Honourable Nicky Morgan MP to Twycross Zoo and present our educational programme which is specially designed to support teachers on STEM subjects and encourage learning at all ages. The zoo is very well-placed to support the STEM education agenda and we regularly receive positive feedback on our activities aimed at supporting these subjects.”