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Home to more than 500 animals and over 2,000 invertebrates, with extensive grounds for conservation and land management education, the Spring Lane site offers East Kent residents the unique opportunity to learn from experienced industry professionals.

£64,000 of investment in facilities and upgrades included health and safety upgrades, the installation of a new boiler in the glass house and installation of Wi-Fi in the animal unit and in the glass house to increase students' ability to use technology in the practical areas of the site.

The College has also subscribed to the industry-standard Zoo Industry Management System (ZIMS) to ensure that students have access to the most up-to-date resources, which will enhance their employment opportunities in the future.

The glasshouse now boasts a brand new boiler in preparation for the implementation of a revamped horticulture curriculum offer to support the needs of local businesses as well as supporting local people who wish to re-train in a land-based career.

The photography was to show the students working in the grounds and also interacting with the animals, really great to get close up to the wallabies especially, not sure about the snakes though! The photos will be used extensively on the groups website and social media pages as well as printed materials.