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Education testimonials

We received this feedback from school groups on educational visits to the zoo.

The children thoroughly enjoyed their summer discovery session at the zoo. It was age and stage appropriate and well-paced. Children were delighted about meeting the animals and getting to hold them too. It was an exciting and beneficial addition to our school trip.

St Joseph’s Primary School

We enjoyed a wonderful trip to Belfast Zoo. We were greeted by helpful staff from the moment we entered the Zoo. Our pupils loved interacting with John and being able to see and hold certain animals. We actually had linked up with John through The Monaghan Education Centre when we participated in an online workshop. John is so informed and I’m sure he could impart knowledge on any animal pupils may ask him about.

St Mary’s National School

Our class was lucky to receive this visit as a child in our class won it in a Newsdesk competition. Aine was excellent with the children; very relaxed dealing with extremely excited children. She made the session really fun and informative, the children learned a lot and said it was their best day in school ever!

St Patrick’s Primary School

Aine was super! She was so engaging and spoke in a child-friendly manner. The children loved hearing the stories at the beginning of the session and the animals were handled in a calm manner. Everything was well organised and flowed really well. It was a great session!”

Ballyclare Primary School 

“Aine was an excellent education officer. She ensured the children were totally engaged at all times. She told lots of interesting stories and allowed the children to ask questions. They thoroughly enjoyed their morning; they learned so much about the animals and loved being able to get close with them.”

Ballyclare Primary School