Learning Sessions and Workshops
Our Learning Sessions and Workshops are held in our recently upgraded Education Room. This room is complete with a Smartscreen, which makes the presentations even more fun and interactive than ever.
During your stay, there are also the daily talks and feeding demonstrations within the zoo, so the children will get to experience these, guided by one of our Education Team who will be able to answer any of your questions.
You will have:
- A tailor-made workshop to reinforce classroom lessons
- Opportunity to meet live animals during the classroom lessons
- Have plenty of photo opportunities
- Have a fun, entertaining, but informative visit
- Enjoy the expertise of our friendly staff
You will see the largest collection of crocodiles and alligators in the UK, and one of the most significant collections in the world.
What schools say about us:
“The Crocodiles of the World Outreach visit to our school was a highlight of the children’s learning. The talk was specifically tailored to our topic and formed an exciting and fascinating finale to the children’s Science learning. It would similarly provide an excellent start to a year group’s studies.
Everyone was awe-struck in the presence of a royal python, tomistoma crocodile and bearded dragon! Other staff members left their work to catch a glimpse of these wonderful animals. The children were so delighted that they were able to touch the animals as they learnt about their adaption and behaviour, whilst all the time Mr Stevenson created a calm and relaxed learning environment.
Mr Stevenson skilfully adapted his questioning and answers in the Q and A to suit the child’s level of enquiry.
It was inspiring for both the children and staff to spend the morning with an expert who cares so much for the well-being and future of the animals in his care.
Organising the Outreach visit was simple and straightforward with Mr Stevenson being happy to change dates at late notice due to Covid. He also offered to respond to any child’s questions in the week’s after the visit showing a real understanding of young children and how school topics develop over time.”
Victoria Mersh, Cokethorpe School, December 2020
“I have been bringing groups of Year 13 Animal Management students for several years now, and each time there is something new to see. Colin never fails to engage the students with his talk on what zoos need to consider to meet the needs of specialist animals, such as crocodiles. The other staff are highly knowledgeable and patient, taking time to answer the students questions. The students thoroughly enjoy their visits and I would recommend Crocodiles of the World for a school trip, whatever the age of the students!”
Corrine Hill, Cirencester College, 2020
“I took my class of Year 1 children here, they had the most fantastic time. The staff ensured that our visit went smoothly and Laura (education lady) did the most interesting talk, that kept all the children captivated! The children adored the meerkats and otters as well as the crocodiles.”
Lucy, Great Milton Primary School. June 2015
“The children had a brilliant time and learnt so much at the same time, The talks were appropriately levelled, paced and were well controlled despite high levels of excitement, a thoroughly enjoyable and educational experience for all involved and I shall have no hesitation in recommending you and your wonderful creatures to other schools”
Michelle Hastings. Great Rollright Primary. June 2014
“On world book day we were lucky enough to have a visit from Crocodiles Of The World, All the children were excited to get up close to the animals and were fascinated, we couldn’t recommend a visit to your school more, and we hope to have them back very soon”
Vic Williams (Asst Principal) Our Lady Of Lourdes Primary. Witney (March 2014)