Zoo Receives Prestigious Quality Award For Learning Experiences

For many visitors Flamingo Land is all about thrilling rides and fun packed holidays, but that’s just part of the story. At the UK’s favourite zoo, Education Officer Amanda Gott and her team are passionate about the learning opportunities this unique environment provides.

In recent years strong bonds have been developed with both Askham Bryan College, one of the UK’s foremost land-based educational facilities, and The University of York. Now, as a result of substantial investment in a dedicated Education Centre and the development of an extensive outreach programme, Flamingo Land are very proud of the wide range of formal and non-formal educational opportunities they provide for schools, visitors and the wider community.

In recognition of their achievements, Flamingo Land Zoo has recently received the prestigious ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ Quality Badge. This is a nationally recognised benchmark, bringing together all existing safety and quality badges into one easily identifiable mark. Created for teachers working with 0-19 year olds, the badge makes it easier for them to organise Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) activities by helping them identify organisations providing good quality LOtC activities, reducing paperwork and red tape. The Quality Badge is only awarded to organisations that have pledged to engage in an ongoing process to sustain high standards and have demonstrated the following quality indicators:

  • Have a process in place to assist users to plan the learning experience effectively.
  • Provide accurate information about its offer.
  • Provide activities, experience or resources that meet learner needs.
  • Review the experience and act on feedback.
  • Meet the needs of the users.
  • safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively.
  • Everyone at Flamingo Land is delighted to have received this exceptional standard of recognition and it’s now hoped that even more schools and colleges will be encouraged to enjoy the wealth of opportunities available.

    So, if you’re keen to find our more about educational experiences Flamingo Land Zoo provides, please call 01653 668 287 (extension 225) or email zooeducation@flamingoland.co.uk

    Zoo Receives Prestigious Quality Award For Learning Experiences