27th February 2019

Ground breaking partnership between Wave MAT and Dartmoor Zoo is changing the lives of Cornish pupils

Dartmoor Zoo may seem an unlikely setting for a ground breaking educational project aimed at building the confidence, self-esteem and motivation of a group of Cornish pupils excluded from mainstream schools.

However, the success of the project comes as little surprise to its creator North Cornwall APA teacher Andy Wilson who says the unique mix of academic, social and practical activities, coupled with the enthusiasm and support of zoo staff and, of course, access to the animals, is transforming the lives of the young people taking part.

What do the students think?

“Taking part has made a big difference to my life.”
“It is good to have the chance to do something you are proud of.”
“It gives us the chance to prove what we can do.”


Dartmoor Zoo And Wave Mat Partnership