London Zoo Trip

On Friday 23rd September, 100 students from years 10, 11 and 13 spent the day at ZSL London Zoo. Here, they were able to learn outside the classroom and nothing beats seeing animals in real life! Students were able to see giraffes, gorillas, zebras, okapis, meerkats, African wild dogs, alpacas, macaws, reptiles and many more. Some students were lucky enough to see the three-month old cubs in the Land of Lions and some were present for feeding time with the penguins!

Whilst at the zoo, Year 13 Psychology students attended an Animal Learning and Intelligence workshop with a Zoologist. Students explored why we consider certain animals “intelligent” or “not intelligent”, challenging preconceptions we may have. For example, octopuses are incredibly intelligent and are capable of high-order cognitive behaviours. As ZSL is also an international conservation and charity, they also discovered how ZSL uses the science of learning behaviours to benefit animal welfare at the zoo – which included the opportunity to try out animal training techniques on each other!

All students represented Trinity High School proudly during their time spent in London and it was a day enjoyed by both staff and students.

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