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
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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