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10 Jul 2015

Opportunity of a lifetime for Askham Bryan students

news581A trip of a lifetime is on the horizon for 23 students from Askham Bryan College who are jetting off to South Africa later this month.

The students, who are all studying animal management, will fly to Johannesburg then travel to Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in the North West of the country to help with the day to day running of the Reserve. During the 17 day tour, they will experience life in the bush and learn about the habitat and management of large animals such as rhino, elephant, giraffe and zebra. The itinerary features daily game drives, including a night drive, bush walks, joining anti poaching patrols and rhino monitoring. A visit to Sun City is included as well as to Pilanesberg National Park.

Animal Management Course Manager Laura Chapman said the trip would be an amazing experience.“This will be incredibly valuable to our students both in terms of their personal development but also in extending the scope of their learning. It adds a whole new dimension to their skills, knowledge base and life experience. It is sure to be something they will never forget, and in due course, when they set out on their career path, the experience will enhance their employability and broaden their career options.”

The students are based at the College's main campus in York and at the Guisborough Centre. The College has organised similar successful visits to the 11,763 acre Game Reserve in the past.

A trip of a lifetime is on the horizon for 23 students from Askham Bryan College who are jetting off to South Africa later this month.

The students, who are all studying animal management, will fly to Johannesburg then travel to Mankwe Wildlife Reserve in the North West of the country to help with the day to day running of the Reserve. During the 17 day tour, they will experience life in the bush and learn about the habitat and management of large animals such as rhino, elephant, giraffe and zebra. The itinerary features daily game drives, including a night drive, bush walks, joining anti poaching patrols and rhino monitoring. A visit to Sun City is included as well as to Pilanesberg National Park.

Animal Management Course Manager Laura Chapman said the trip would be an amazing experience.“This will be incredibly valuable to our students both in terms of their personal development but also in extending the scope of their learning. It adds a whole new dimension to their skills, knowledge base and life experience. It is sure to be something they will never forget, and in due course, when they set out on their career path, the experience will enhance their employability and broaden their career options.”

The students are based at the College's main campus in York and at the Guisborough Centre. The College has organised similar successful visits to the 11,763 acre Game Reserve in the past.

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