Key Stage 2 programme - Eco issues workshop
In this session, primary school students explore issues around recycling, compost making, sustainable shopping and climate change. The eco issues workshop is part of a half day or full day visit that is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Compost corner at Wakehurst.
Students learn that all life depends on plants and think about the environment and the importance of looking after it.
- Length: Typical workshop - 45 minutes.
- Group size: 30 students (maximum).
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 8 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day visit - fee starts at £180 | Part of a half day visit - fee starts at £130 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
As teachers ourselves, we design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines. Once they have done that, we will re-visit the learning outcomes for our sessions.
The learning outcomes shown apply to the curriculum as it is at this time. Please note that all our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- describe why resources must not be wasted
- identify some sustainable Wakehurst practices
- discuss how students can do similar things at home and at school.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
National Curriculum Science
- Sc2 Life processes and living things.
- Unit 6B: Micro-organisms.
- Unit 6D: Reversible and irreversible changes.
- Knowledge and understanding of patterns and processes.
- Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development.
A typical day at Wakehurst is made up of three activities of approximately 45 minutes each, two in the morning and one after lunch.
Once you've selected the combination of workshops and trails for your group, you can make a school booking to visit Wakehurst by filling in our online form.
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