Welcome to the LMC in Europe Projects Blog.
Lancaster and Morecambe College are involved in many European and Lifelong Learning Projects and we want to share this exciting work with you. We are a Further Education, Adult and Vocational Training Provider in the North of England with a diverse range of courses and activities; giving our students the best possible learning experience.
Earlier this term four lucky Animal
Studies students from the College undertook three weeks work experience at
Gdansk Zoo in Poland. At what is the largest zoo in Poland, the students
closely shadowed the keepers in four different sections of the zoo; monkeys and
reptiles, hooved animals, carnivores and birds.
They also experienced the day to day husbandry regimes required to take
care of these animals as well as the daily training exercises of some species
including elephants, giraffes and seals for health checking purposes.
Funded as part of the Erasmus+ KA1 STEM2 project, feedback from the hosts
was very positive in what is a long standing partnership between the College
and Oliwa Zoo in Gdansk.
The student feedback was also very positive. One LMC student commented,
“I will take away a lot of positives from this experience. I lived
independently in a different country for three weeks for the first time. I
learned the basics of another language too, but best of all I had an amazing
opportunity to work closely with carnivores and even got to handle lion cubs!”