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Key Stages 1 & 2 

Our workshops support the Key Stages 1 & 2 curriculum. Workshop sessions will be pitched according to the year groups being presented to. Covering a multitude of different subjects, our interactive learning experience for the primary years provides a chance to get close to a number of different animals, giving the children a unique opportunity they just would not get at a zoo or wildlife park.

Endangered Animals

This workshop is popular when dinosaurs are the current curriculum topic. We discuss what being endangered means and why various animals have become extinct or are facing extinction and how we can help them and their environment. We will look at a variety of animals including some that have survived and been on the planet for millions of years, an animal similar to a dinosaur and take a close look at an animal that was once thought to be extinct!


This is an older version of our Animals Around the World workshop where we will discuss a variety of animals from around the continent, including comparisons of the desert and the rainforest animals. We explain where they come from, how their bodies are adapted to their own specific habitats in the wild and their natural protection.

Predators and Prey!

In this unique workshop we have an interactive discussion about some common native predators and their prey and how this food chain in nature helps humans and the planet. We then move onto some exotic examples of predators and their prey including some fantastic small invertebrates who are also excellent predators. For key stages 1&2, this can include an optional feeding display where the children can observe how one type of predator animal eats their prey food.

Survival of the Fittest!

This workshop will cover a range of animals and their own defense mechanisms provided by nature to help them survive in their habitats and from other predators. They will get to meet and hear about the defences of some invertebrates, reptiles, chelonians and small mammals.

Growth and Lifecycles

Great for a spring workshop however we can run this workshop all year round. This hands on workshop will cover lifecycles in some invertebrates, including incomplete and complete metamorphosis and the process of ecdysis (skin shedding) in various animals. We then move onto looking at lifecycles of reptiles and comparisons to some mammals including humans.  

Minibeasts and Identification

In a very hands on and interactive session, the children will have the opportunity to learn how some animals have backbones and some don’t. We will look at some amazing, weird and wonderful invertebrates and we also introduce classification of invertebrates and the use of tools for collection and identification.

Party Time!

If you are looking for something a little bit different for your end of term party or a special mid-term event, we can provide you a fun interactive session with a chance to meet and greet lots of different animals for that special occasion. 

Find Out More

If you would like to find out more about any aspect of our workshops please contact us use the following methods:

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The Animal Academy is run by Animal Days Out C.I.C. - A Not For Profit Community Interest Company

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Schools Reviews

"The children had a fantastic time and enjoyed meeting you all. I really hope we have the opportunity to work with you again." - Mrs Gillett from Copnor Infants School - Portsmouth

"I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you to you and your wonderful staff for the numerous workshops that you put on for us yesterday. The staff room and classrooms have been buzzing about the day, and it is evident that the children were all totally enthused. The year 6 teacher told me it was lovely to see their class with the look of a year 1 awe and wonder in their eyes. Your teams were so knowledgeable about the animals, and supported the children in their experiences. The staff have actually asked if you could come back next year! Please pass on my thanks to the team." - Mrs Brown from Applecroft Primary School - Welwyn Garden City

"The children have all gained so much from the experience and teachers have cleverly organised curriculum opportunities so that I'm still seeing photos and work relating to snakes, spiders etc around the school! - Mrs Lilley from Birkbeck Primary School - Sidcup