Education

Education is one of our mission's cornerstones. We have a range of initiatives to encourage young people to engage with rivers

Project Kingfisher

Children who are connected to nature are happier, healthier and more motivated to learn – this is the power of outdoor education.

Designed by a qualified teacher, these sessions have science and geography curriculum links and relate to topics such as rivers, flow, living things and their habitat.

We offer a variety of free and paid for sessions, from assemblies to walks and sessions for groups which involve river dipping.

Sessions are available for those in the areas of the River Wandle, Hogsmill or Beverley Brook.

Take a look at our dedicated Project Kingfisher page and book a session today!

Project Kingfisher education session © South East Rivers Trust

What is available to book?

Home education

The resources available on the links below were developed at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.  They were designed as educational activities that can be carried out at home by 7-9 year olds with limited adult supervision.  There are four series altogether. 

Each series includes a set of six related activities that aim to be fun as well as educational.  There are a huge range of ideas here that use art, science, maths, writing, geography, IT and even dance to learn about rivers. 

Any age can have a go –  at home or at school!

The four sections are:

River dipping with Project Kingfisher © South East River Trust

Get in touch!

If the information you were looking for isn’t covered here, or if you would like to discuss a different kind of learning opportunity for your pupils, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

We like learning too! We are always interested in talking to teachers and schools to find out how we can ensure our education sessions are as useful and relevant as possible. If you have feedback or ideas to share with us, please get in touch.

Email us on education@southeastriverstrust.org. 

Outdoor classroom © South East Rivers Trust