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GCSEs: Harold Wood student gets grades to keep zoo keeping dream on track

PUBLISHED: 12:12 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:16 22 August 2013

Aspiring zoo keeper Bradley Walker (centre) from Redden Court School will study animal management in Chelmsford from September

Aspiring zoo keeper Bradley Walker (centre) from Redden Court School will study animal management in Chelmsford from September

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Walking and talking with animals is the next stop for a Harold Wood student who bagged five A*s and seven As in his GCSEs.

Bradley Walker, 16, of Redden Court School, in Cotswold Road, aspires to become a zoo keeper and will now travel to Chelmsford from September to study animal management.

He currently works part-time at pet shop Cold Blooded, in Rainham, and is hoping to ply his future trade at London Zoo.

“There were some shakey hands when I opening the envelope”, said Bradley.

“I got the grades I was hoping for and had put a lot of hard work into. I’m going to study in Chelmsford, but I don’t need a degree to become a zoo keeper.

“It’s more about experience, and I do work part-time at a reptile shop.”

Caught up in the buzz Bradley spoke to us before even giving his parents the good news.

He added: “I suppose I better call them now.”


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