Pre-teaching students visit Cotswold Wildlife Park

Pre-teaching students recently visited Cotswold Wildlife Park  to practice their risk assessing skills. As part of their Health and Safety assignment, students need to organise a trip by conducting a site visit and writing up a meaningful risk assessment for a potential visit of 50 pupils.

Students also planned activities that pupils could complete at the park. Students needed to think about activities that might be suitable for either Key Stage 2 or Key Stage 3 students, which fitted around the National Curriculum. Later in the academic year the pre-teachers will be asked to write a lesson plan for the pupils demonstrating how they are going to be using the information they gathered whilst at the park.

Pre-teachers showed enthusiasm and creativity in their planning of activities including mask making, drawing animals, animal snap and drawing food chains. All the pre-teachers demonstrated very good identification of risk and control measures that could be put in to place in order to minimise the likelihood of accidents occurring.

If you are interested in finding more about our Pre-teaching course at Cirencester Sixth Form College please contact kate.williams@cirencester.ac.uk or student.journeyteam@cirencester.ac.uk or telephone the College on 01285 640994.