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New partnership between Dudley College and Brockswood Animal Sanctuary

May 27 2011

Dudley College is proud to announce a partnership with Brockswood Animal Sanctuary which will enable students to study animal care and life science. 

The £150k newly equipped centre based in Catholic Lane, Cotwall End will cater for up to 90 students.  As well as being responsible for the care and welfare of the animals at the sanctuary, the students will study topics including animal health and welfare, practical animal feeding, animal accommodation and animal biology with more than 200 creatures living within the centre's 16-acre site.Principal Lowell Williams with co-owner at Brockswood Animal Sanctuary Neil Swann

The college has successfully run animal care courses at the centre for the past two years, but the new centre will give the students more hands on experience.  They will learn how to handle and care for a wide range of domestic, farm and exotic animals on a regular basis.

Principal Lowell Williams said: "We are proud to be working with Brockswood Animal Sanctuary to bring this highly specialist training to our local community.  This brand new fully equipped learning centre on site at Brockswood creates an enhanced experience for our students.”

The official opening took place on Friday 27 May with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Mr Neil Swann co-owner of the centre and Mr Lowell Williams Principal of Dudley College along with invited guests.