Myerscough College and Warrington Borough Council are working in partnership at Walton Hall Gardens and students will be gaining practical experience of horticulture and animal care at the gardens and zoo.
The first group to visit the zoo were greeted by executive board member for leisure and community Cllr Tony Higgins.
“The students are clearly very enthusiastic about their subjects and will give us a helping hand to maintain the iconic status of the park and zoo while also helping them learn in a real hands-on environment.”
Helen Eaton, vice principle of the college said: “The Myerscough College students and staff have really enjoyed working with the animals in the zoo at Walton Hall.
“The park staff have been really supportive and we are looking forward to working with them on a permanent basis. The Myerscough College Centre opens in September 2019 and horticulture, animal care and foundation learning programmes will be available in the park.”