Trips subsidised

Schools are being offered discounted travel to make a trip to Wellington Zoo

Go Wellington will continue its longstanding relationship with Wellington Zoo by providing schools a discounted travel option as part of the Warehouse Zoofari programme.

The Zoo is one of Wellington’s most popular public transport destinations.

Go Wellington are offering schools a heavily reduced charter rate to enable more children from low decile schools to visit the zoo.

The Warehouse has already made a $25,000 donation towards the 2014 Warehouse Zoofari programme.

This week, the entire roll from Titahi Bay School is visiting the Zoo on Go Wellington buses and last week 122 students arrived to take part in the experience.

NZ Bus General Manager Strategy Scott Thorne sees the Zoo and Go Wellington partnership as a huge benefit for schoolchildren to get up close and personal with over 500 animals from 100 different species.

"We are proud to support Wellington Zoo and its efforts to encourage schoolchildren for out of the classroom learning," he says.

"The benefit of having such an outstanding attraction in our city is very much in line with our commitment to connecting our communities."

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