With the sun blazing through my bedroom window and following the distinguished ringing of my alarm, it was time to wake up. The time was 6:00am. I got out of bed leisurely, in preparation for a long (yet enthralling) day ahead. Today was to commence the beginning of my work placement at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary.… Continue reading 08.07.2019 – Woodlands
Monday 8th July will commence the start of my 4 day placement at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary, Ormskirk. Where I plan to be involved in all aspects of animal care and husbandry. Woodlands is an incredible sanctuary home to a vast collection of animal species. Including: Goats, donkeys, horses, hedgehogs and birds. They are a non-profit… Continue reading Woodlands Animal Sanctuary (08.07.2019)
I'm going to Spain! In just over 2 weeks time, on the 18th July, I will be flying to Murcia (JMU) Airport. And I will be staying in Murcia for the duration of 1 week. I'm embarking on my first solo venture, and I'm excited. I've never flown alone, and being Autistic this can be… Continue reading Jacobs Ridge Animal Sanctuary (18.07.2019)
Mum and I arrived promptly at Blackpool Zoo at 9am, following a smooth 45-minute drive, in preparation to be a Zookeeper for a Day. Much to my delight, we were the first on the car park (aside from the keepers!) and we excitedly cooed over baby rabbits hopping around the vacant area. I had previously… Continue reading Zookeeper for a Day (2019).
Where: Walkden Sixth Form Centre, Walkden. Lancashire. When? July 2015 - July 2016. I began working at Walkden Sixth Form Centre in the animal unit shortly after the completion of my 2 year Animal Care and Management Diploma, in which I proudly received a D*D*D* qualification. My roles at the college consisted of basic animal… Continue reading Volunteering – Walkden Sixth Form Centre
Where: Greenslate Community Farm. Orrell, Wigan. Duration: One day. Roles: I volunteered at Greenslate Community Farm for the duration of one day. This was nearing a scheduled open day, so my tasks were mainly cleaning and maintenance focused. I collected the Hen's freshly laid eggs, cleaned out the duck enclosure and scrubbed the outdoor rabbit… Continue reading Volunteering – Greenslate Community Farm
Where: Idlewild Animal Sanctuary, Conwy Valley. North Wales. When? September 2017 - Present. I began volunteering at Idlewild Animal Sanctuary in September, 2017. I opted to partake in voluntary work alongside my university studies. I sent a message querying about volunteering, and was soon invited in for an induction. Roles: The sanctuary remains close to… Continue reading Volunteering – Idlewild Animal Sanctuary
Where: Little Owl Farm, Oldham. Lancashire. https://m.facebook.com/LittleOwlFarm/#_%23_ When? February 2017 - Present. I began volunteering at Little Owl Farm in February, 2017. After an email and 3 bus rides lead me to finding myself at the farm for the first time. Roles: My roles at the farm include basic animal care and husbandry (Cleaning out,… Continue reading Volunteering – Little Owl Farm
On the 19th November, 2017, I was lucky enough to have the wonderful experience of being a Zookeeper for the day at Blackpool Zoo alongside my beautiful cousin, Savannah. I would firstly like to point out that the experience was the most enjoyable, informative and well organised experience I have endured. And one I'd, wholeheartedly,… Continue reading Blackpool Zoo – Zoo keeper for a day (2017).