Working in a Zoo

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Challenges at Home:

  • When you visit an attraction, think about all the different jobs that are available.
  • Consider volunteering to build up experience on your CV.
  • Visit a zoo or wildlife park.
  • Design an obstacle course/something fun for a pet at home. 
  • Face paint zoo animals.
  • Invent an enrichment toy for your pet.

Challenges at School:

  • Debate whether zoos are ethical.
  • Investigate careers in zoos.
  • Find out about the history of zoos.
  • Learn more about the animals in Banham Zoo.
  • Design an enclosure for a zoo animal. Think about the animal’s natural habitat and how you can recreate this. 
  • Links to Maths – use weighing scales, practise making estimates and reading decimal places.
  • Send an email to the zoo to ask some questions (remember email safety)

Making Sense of Place

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Challenges at Home:

  • Debate which 5 or 6 photos you would take of your locality to give a sense of place.
  • Visit Rackheath and spot the places mentioned in the film.
  • Walk around your locality and try to work out when different buildings/estates were developed. Where would you choose to build more houses? 
  • How has your locality changed – there are thousands of Norfolk photos here!

Challenges at School:

Inspiring Norfolk Scientists

Pint of Science

Pint of Science is an international science festival, run by volunteers. It brings the researchers and members of the public together in local pubs. We believe that everyone has a place at the table to discuss the research going on both on our doorsteps and far beyond.

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Learn a bit more about where these scientists work – Norwich Research Park

Norwich Research Park vision video. Kirsty (went to school in Norfolk) did a recent interview with the New Anglia LEP’s Coffee and Careers series where she talked about her career and how she got into working in Science and then at Norwich Research Park.  

Take a look at our Partner YouTube sites they also have video about careers:

Earlham Institute (EI) –  John Innes Centre – Quadram Institute – SainsburyLab – UEA – NNUH FT

Alice Godden, a final year PhD from UEA Bio recently recorded a podcast about her career choices in the I belong Here podcast series which includes interviews with other women working in science.

We have about 30,000 people on the Park, 3000 of which are scientists/clinicians and about 17000 of which are students, the rest are support staff and staff working in the 150 businesses located here. Find out more here: Changing Lives bookA Chronicle

Meet the Artists at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

We would like you to invite you to meet some of our 2021 Norfolk & Norwich Festival artists, in these special video interviews. This trailer video is a gateway to many more full interviews with Festival artists, where they tell you all about themselves, their art form, their inspirations, give advice and talk about their careers. Each artist sets a Creative Challenge for you to try yourself linked to their art form and the work they do. Please give some of them a try and share what you do or create with us, either on social media by tagging @nnfest or email to Creative Learning Manager Sarah.Witcomb@nnfestival.org.uk These videos are also perfect for supporting an Arts Award or Artsmark journey, so please enjoy and make use of these great resources.

All videos can be found at nnfestival.org.uk/meet-the-artists

Fly-on-the-Wall Painting with Dr Kate Grant

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Challenge at Home:

Challenge at School:

  • Find out why visual and tactile literacy and manual dexterity skills are important in the STEM subjects in higher education.
  • Use Dr Kate’s technique to create a gallery of people in your school/college/setting like this.
  • Think about use of colour.

Keiron Williamson – Capturing Landscapes That Inspire

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Challenge at Home:

  • Develop your own artistic interpretation of your local landscape through photography, sketching or painting.
  • Visit a local art gallery; sometimes your local cafe or garden centre may have an art exhibition where you can browse.
  • Find out about one of Keiron’s inspiration, John Crome.
  • Fancy a career in creative arts and design?

Challenge at School:

Captain Manby

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Challenge at Home:

  • Do you have a museum local to you to visit? Many museums offer online visits currently.
  • What would you like to be invented to help you in the home? 
  • Look for blue plaques in Norfolk
  • Make your own breeches buoy to rescue your lego people/soft toys

Challenge at School:


Humphry Repton: Garden Designer

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Challenge at Home

Challenge at School

  • How could you improve a local site to you? Try Humphrey’s lift the flap approach
  • How has your local environment changed over the years?
  • If you were to design a new settlement, what would you include re leisure?
  • How can you ensure gardening is accessible to all?
  • Investigate having your own school garden
  • What does research tell you about the impact of gardening in schools?