North Shropshire College (NSC) has welcomed 15 Hermit Crabs to its Walford Campus, adding to the already diverse collection of animals that students help look after. The crabs will live in an enclosure, taking centre stage on display in the atrium area of the Harris Centre. To fulfil the specific needs of the Hermit Crabs, first year Animal Management students re-designed and equipped the tank in a two day project.
The students’ project utilised recycled materials and resources the College already had, and, amazingly only cost £8 in total! The project would have cost £100 if new products were used. The project served as an element of their work experience, where they worked alongside the Animal Care Technicians. Sam Cank, Animal Management Instructor and Technician, commented ‘The students have done a fantastic job. The tank has rocks and sand for the crabs to burrow in. We designed it together so it looks good to the public, and is also a nice home for the crabs.’
Commenting on the project, student Lauren Edwards, said ‘It has been a fun experience designing the enclosure.’ Fellow student, Courtney Windsor, commented, ‘I am looking forwards to observing the crabs in their new home.’
For more information about Animal Management courses starting in September 2016 or to apply, please visit www.nsc.ac.uk or call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.