Programmes at Wakehurst for students in full-time education
Wakehurst offers a varied programme of curriculum-linked activities. Visits are planned in detail to meet individual requirements. We cater for all, from nursery to university.
Our experienced teachers and volunteers will ensure your students have a stimulating and enjoyable time. At all levels we focus on plant biology and the environment. Our approach is strongly cross-curricular for the very best out of the classroom experience.
Each session in the school visit programme has a capacity of 20-30 students. Wakehurst can accommodate groups of up to 120 students by implementing a rotating timetable on your visit.
A typical visit to Wakehurst offers a series of tailor-made activities to stimulate an awareness of nature. Our assisted visits are linked to the curriculum. Your half day at Wakehurst will be planned in detail prior to the visit.
A typical visit to Wakehurst comprises four sessions: an introduction and three activities, two in the morning and one after lunch. The introduction includes a short activity demonstrating that our lives are dependent on plants. The three activities usually include two workshops and a trail with the emphasis on outdoor work.
- Key Stage 1 programme (5-7 yrs)
- Key Stage 1 trails (5-7 yrs)
- Key Stage 2 programme (7-11 yrs)
- Key Stage 2 trails (7-11 yrs)
A typical visit for Key Stage 3 and 4 at Wakehurst comprises either two sessions of approximately 1.5 - 2 hours each (one in the morning and one in the afternoon), or three sessions of approximately 1 hour each, (two in the morning and one in the afternoon).
A typical visit for AS and A2 students at Wakehurst is made up of two sessions of approximately 2 hours each, one before lunch and one after. Visits are tailored to suit your A Level specifications and are planned in detail with a Wakehurst teacher prior to the visit.
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