'My Local River' sessions for primary schools and clubs
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.
They provide the opportunity to explore the local area and make great outings for Eco-councils or other groups like cubs or brownies with an interest in environmental issues.
These sessions are currently available in Croydon, Ewell, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth.
For more information or to book a session, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Really well pitched for our students – accessible, but they also learned something new. Was engaging, and a great pace – liked how a range of learning styles were catered for; visuals, practical tasks, listening. Students really enjoyed themselves!”
“The session was delivered so well and all children were engaged throughout. She made the learning fun through lots of visual aids and funny actions to remember particular animals that live in and alongside the river.”
“Expectations were set from the beginning. Children were so engaged and loved every minute of it. The activities were fun and exciting, but also created great learning opportunities that we could then extend when back at school.”
In this session, pupils will explore the river on their doorstep, giving them a memorable first-hand experience. What animals live there? What river features can be found? What challenges is the river facing? Activities are devised to get children thinking about the importance of rivers and the role we all have to play in ensuring they are maintained for years to come.
An Interactive Walk (1½ hours)
For KS1 or KS2
This river session enables children to get more hands-on, exploring not only what can be seen from the riverbank but also what lives beneath the surface. In addition to the games and activities of the Interactive Walk, river dipping is included so that pupils can look more closely at some of the tiny creatures that live there. Sites have been chosen to provide good river access and a rewarding river experience.
A River Dipping Session (2 hours):
The assembly introduces your pupils to their local river through an interactive presentation that can be delivered in a hall at your school.
It takes them on a journey from source to mouth to find out what animals have made the river their home and what threats they are facing.
Designed for multiple classes such as the whole school, whole key stage or whole year group.
A River Assembly (30 minutes):
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