Fran Thomas, St Bartholomew’s School, 1st-5th July 2013

I decided to organise work experience with Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre during my holidays after completing my GCSEs as I knew it would be an amazing and interesting experience, which would help me get a job in marine biology in the future. It really didn’t disappoint. I arrived in New Quay on the Saturday and saw dolphins from the harbour that evening, then again everyday for the entirety of my visit. Throughout the week I took part in many aspects of the work that is done at CBMWC, my personal favourite being the boat trip I was able to go on, where I saw dolphins and many different species of bird, including diving gannets! All of the activities were great, even the litter pick was fun! Whilst doing land watch we saw lots of bottlenose dolphins and even a grey seal right by the pier. I also found it incredibly interesting talking to the volunteers as we shared the same interests and it was very helpful to be able to find out more information about what they plan to do and future job paths which I may also want to follow. Everyone was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming and I am so happy I was able to visit the centre and will definitely look in to volunteering with them in the future! Thank you!