15 students from around the city visited Wild Place Project to take part in the BBC’s Talent Ticket Year 12 Bootcamp, led by the BBC’s Outreach and Diversity team.
The project, which runs in collaboration with the BBC Attenborough Young Filmmakers Project, involved filming some of our exotic animals, including cheetah, wolves, okapi, gelada baboons and red river hogs, with help from some of the crew involved in producing the Planet Earth series.
Their short films will be showcased to Sir David Attenborough himself at the David Attenborough Premiere of Planet Earth 2 at Showcase Cinema De Lux in Bristol on 3 November.
The BBC approached us to film at Wild Place Project because of our strong educational offering as well as the variance of exotic and endangered animals we care for. This provided us with a great opportunity to work within the local community and to help to bolster the skills of our future generations.
It was a fantastic day and the feedback from the BBC was that the students learnt a lot from their day and from our expert keepers. We are looking forward to hearing about what Sir David Attenborough himself thinks!