Work Experience at Suntrap
We regularly take work experience students from local schools. They may gain experience of working with children, animal care, making classroom displays and resources and conservation work in the grounds.
Lisa, 15 from Leytonstone School
Hi, I'm Lisa and I did my work experience at Suntrap, I came for two weeks. I've learned new skills and recapped on subjects I've learned before. I have met very nice people, helped with the Suntrap animals and helped the students with their work. I've been working really hard with helping the staff to prepare for lessons and helped during the lessons as well. I really enjoyed being out in the forest and holding the animals I was comfortable with. I was asked to paint some of the animals, here is Sally, one of the Salamanders. Overall I've enjoyed the whole experience, and I will miss it.
Morgan, 15 from Walthamstow Academy
My name is Morgan Christie I'm here at Suntrap for work experience.
I have really enjoyed it. I do all different sorts of jobs that are hardworking, fun and independent. I find it really great working with children and animals. I am also learning more information about the animal habitats and learning how to work well with others, such as my work colleagues, A-level Students and young children from infant schools.
My favourite activity was when we showed the young children from Chapel End Infant School the animals such as snakes, fire salamanders, giant African land snails, stick insects and hissing cockroaches. We gave them lots of information about each animal’s habitat. After that we took the children out to Epping Forest to catch different types of invertebrates and store them in pots. They then had to see which of them had found the highest number of legs, by counting how many each animal had.