Schools - Outdoor Learning

School sessions at London Wildlife Trust

We provide hands-on nature lessons directly linked to the National Curriculum. Outdoor school sessions cover a variety of topics for Early Years Foundation Stage through Key Stages 1 and 2 (up to 11 years). These sessions are also suitable for home-school groups and community groups, we can tailor a session to suit a range of ages and abilities in one group.

 

Activities include pond dipping – using nets and trays to explore our aquatic habitats, minibeast hunting – looking in our woodland habitats to discover the small invertebrates that live within, and plant detectives.

 

View our curriculum topics here

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Safety

All our activities and sites have been extensively risk assessed. All staff are fully trained with enhanced DBS checks. We have implemented extra measures to ensure our outdoor learning sessions are safe for staff and participants. These are reviewed on an ongoing basis.

View our Outdoor Learning Activities Risk Assessment here

View our Outdoor Learning Activities Risk Assessment for Covid-19 here

Costs and facilities

We are currently offering a 30% discount on all education sessions until the end of July 2021.

All sessions are for a maximum of 30 children per group. We can only accommodate 1 group at a time on each reserve. 
 

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Site Session time Cost per session Full day discount

Winter prices

30% OFF - Nov-Feb

Facilities

Camley Street Natural Park

1.5 hours

10:30am-12:00pm OR

1:00pm-2:30pm

£120 (+VAT)

 

*£4/child based on 30 children

£216 (+VAT): for 2 different groups

*£3.60/child based on 60 children

£84 (+VAT)

 

*£2.80/child based on 30 children

Toilets

Handwashing 

Classroom 

Lunch area 

Centre for Wildlife Gardening

1.5 hours

10:30am-12:00pm OR

1:00pm-2:30pm

£120 (+VAT)

 

*£4/child based on 30 children

£216 (+VAT): for 2 different groups

*£3.60/child based on 60 children

£84 (+VAT)

 

*£2.80/child based on 30 children

Toilets

Handwashing 

Classroom 

Lunch area 

Crane Park Island

1.5 hours

10:30am-12:00pm OR

1:00pm-2:30pm

£120 (+VAT)

 

*£4/child based on 30 children

£216 (+VAT): for 2 different groups

*£3.60/child based on 60 children

£84 (+VAT)

 

*£2.80/child based on 30 children

Toilets

Handwashing 

Classroom 

Lunch area 

Gunnersbury Triangle

1.5 hours

10:30am-12:00pm OR

1:00pm-2:30pm

£120 (+VAT)

 

*£4/child based on 30 children

£216 (+VAT): for 2 different groups

*£3.60/child based on 60 children

£84 (+VAT)

 

*£2.80/child based on 30 children

Toilets 

Handwashing 

Lunch area 

Walthamstow Wetlands

2 hours

10:00am-12:00pm

OR

1:00pm-3:00pm

£120 (+VAT)

 

*£4/child based on 30 children

£216 (+VAT): for 2 different groups

*£3.60/child based on 60 children

£84 (+VAT)

 

*£2.80/child based on 30 children

Toilets 

Handwashing 

Classroom  

Lunch area 

Woodberry Wetlands

1.5 hours

10:30am-12:00pm OR

1:00pm-2:30pm

£120 (+VAT)

 

*£4/child based on 30 children

£216 (+VAT): for 2 different groups

*£3.60/child based on 60 children

£84 (+VAT)

 

*£2.80/child based on 30 children

Toilets 

Handwashing 

Classroom  

Lunch area

Sydenham Hill Wood

1.5 hours

10:30am-12:00pm OR

1:00pm-2:30pm

£100 (+VAT)

*£3.33/child based on 30 children

£180 (+VAT) for 2 different groups.

*£3/child based on 60 children

£70 (+VAT)

 

*£2.33/child based on 30 children

Handwashing 

Lunch area 

 

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Camley Street Natural Park

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Centre for Wildlife Gardening

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Heber Primary School at Centre for Wildlife Gardening credit Abi March 

Crane Park Island

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Young People from Richmond College on their Wild Action Programme credit Olli Slatter

Gunnersbury Triangle

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A school session at Gunnersbury Triangle

Walthamstow Wetlands

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Woodberry Wetlands

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Sydenham Hill Wood

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Other ways to learn

School children at Centre for Wildlife Gardening

School children at Centre for Wildlife Gardening credit Abi March

Self-led school visits

A self-led visit is where your group is accessing the nature reserve, but you are not having an organised session from our Outdoor Learning Team. If you would like to visit one of our nature reserves with a school or group as a self-led session, you'll need to book in.

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People's Postcode Lottery

London Wildlife Trust has received valuable funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, which will enable us to deliver a wider series of regular outdoor classes to schoolchildren at our nature reserves across London.