Students from Swiss Cottage special school visit London Zoo

Year 10 pupil Boris Brako with an antelope's skull.

Year 10 pupil Boris Brako with an antelope's skull. - Credit: Archant

Students from a Swiss Cottage special school came face-to-face with skeletons from the animal kingdom during a trip to London Zoo.

A group of Year 10 pupils from Swiss Cottage School Development and Research Centre visited the zoo as part of a new educational partnership between the school and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), which manages the zoo in Regent’s Park. The partnership aims to develop students’ knowledge of bio-diversity.

During the visit pupils enjoyed a tour of the zoo, examined animal skulls to identify those with meat-eating teeth, and listened to a talk from ZSL zoologist Dr John Bielby.

Claire Avant, development manager at the school, said: “They are learning about bio-diversity, things like the eco-system, the food cycle and the effects of changing the environment.”

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