South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Project Kingfisher: The Teacher Diaries

The Teacher Diaries is a new blog series written by our Education Officer, Verity Thomson. Read our series to find out all about our efforts to get kids outside and engaged with their local river. The project is kindly supported by the Greggs Foundation

April 2018 – Project Kingfisher is in full flow!

Over the cold, hard, winter months, I have been out and about along the lengths of the Beverley Brook and Hogsmill rivers scouting for potential sites to run our outdoor education activities with local schools. There has been snow, rain and a lot of squelchy mud! The kids would’ve loved it, but what about the teachers?!

I’m hoping to encourage teachers to bring their classes of children out of the classroom to their local river and experience it for themselves, learning something new, taking away some real memories and providing a base from which to learn even more about their local river, its wildlife, and how we can help maintain and improve them.

We have run lots of outdoor sessions already along the River Wandle and we hope even more schools will get involved this Summer term, along the Beverley Brook and Hogsmill rivers too.

We also visit schools and give assemblies and classroom sessions to introduce them to their local river, with hopes that they will visit and learn even more about the rivers.

To find out more about what we are offering, visit our Education Pages here. 

In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for more Teacher Diary updates!