A chance to take part in a unique research project at Sewerby zoo
Mon, 25 Apr 2022

Can you help the team at Sewerby Hall and Gardens with some research into young children's behaviour?

The team are looking for council staff who are parents to explore the zoo with their children aged under five, and to allow their children to be observed during their visits.

The visits will take place on Monday afternoons in early May, and will be recorded with audio, to capture the children's reactions.

The visits are part of a study looking at language development in young children and is being run by Dr Abigail Hackett from Manchester Metropolitan University, who has worked with Sewerby Hall in the past.

Lucy Cooke, under fives learning co-ordinator, explained : "This exciting project is a partnership between Manchester Metropolitan University and the Humber Museums Partnership, which includes Sewerby Hall. The aim is to carry out important research in these post-Covid times into children's language and communication, and for Sewerby zoo, we will use the results to inform its future development."

Participants will be able to enjoy two free visits to the zoo, and light refreshments will also be provided.

If you are interested in principle, and would like to know more, please email lucy.cooke@eastriding.gov.uk


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