South East Rivers Trust

Project Kingfisher is our educational programme, designed to challenge children to learn more about their local river, its history, wildlife and the role we can all play in protecting rivers for the future. 


Free assemblies for all schools!

Free river sessions for schools in the

Hogsmill River and Beverley Brook catchments! 


To find out if your school is in either of these areas, check our catchment map here

For all other schools, our outdoor river sessions cost:

£179 for 1 X 2 hour session

£250 for 2 X 2 hour sessions on the same day (one in the morning, one in the afternoon)

An invoice will be issued once your booking is confirmed.

Introductory Assembly

This assembly introduces pupils to the local river.  They will be taken on a journey from source to mouth to discover what creatures can be found along the way! 

The assembly lasts half an hour. It is suitable for any primary school age group, and can be delivered to the whole school, targeted year groups or split across key stages.    

 If booking more than one assembly, please book them so that they run consecutively but allow 20 minutes between assemblies to reset resources.

Outdoor River Sessions

Outdoor river sessions take place on the River Wandle, the Beverley Brook and the Hogsmill River.  

Our outdoor sessions cover a range of topics all linked to the National Curriculum.  Each session includes a chance to explore the area and engage in hands on activities about the river.

Click on the topics below for more information about each session.

What creatures are hidden in the reeds or lurk beneath the shadows of the water? In this session, children will discover what wildlife lives in and around the river.  

Suitable for: 

EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2

Children will become River Doctors in order to diagnose the health of the river.  They will have to take observations, carry out an examination and tests to draw their own conclusions.

Suitable for KS2

How has our relationship with the river changed over time? Discover how Victorians used (and abused) the river and how it has made a miraculous recovery!

Suitable for KS2

Our outdoor sessions are 2 hours long and are available every day during term-time.  If you require a date outside of term time, just let us know on your booking form and we will try to accommodate you.

Session times are normally;                                                                                                                        

Am         9.45am – 11.45am

Pm         12.45 – 2.45pm

We may be able to adjust the timings to suit your school day – just let us know on your booking form.


Any questions?  Contact our education team: 

telephone: 07767 027 312


Project Kingfisher would like to thank these funders for their support: