We can now accept bookings for virtual lessons from the zoo over Microsoft Teams.

These include:
•    A 20 minute video call to your class from one of our Paignton Zoo animal enclosures in the morning, with a Q+A
•    A 50 minute lesson from our Darwin classroom later in the day.
Lessons are interactive and encourage pupil participation and discussion.



Investigate the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans: where does the plastic come from, what damage does it cause, and what can we do about it? Pupils will see material collected in a recent beach clean, and invent stories to explain how it got into the sea.
Curriculum Links - KS2 Science: Living things and their habitats.


Take a trip around the amazing continent of Africa to discover some of the habitats and unique creatures that live there – and can be found at the zoo.
Curriculum links - Living things and their habitats; Geography: Place knowledge


What happened to zoo animals, staff and visitors during WW2? Using original objects, photographs and years of research, we cover evacuation, rationing, Dig for Victory, fire-fighting and air raid precautions in the blitz. Discover the zoos’ unusual contribution to the secret war in Europe - carrier pigeons! 
Curriculum links - KS2 / KS3 History: WW2, Home Front, social history 

More topics are in the pipeline!


Prices for virtual lessons:
•    Single class: £60
•    Two classes at the same time: £75

Please email [email protected] or call 01803 697510 to discuss a lesson or make a booking. The best time to call is between 3 and 4pm each week day.

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