Key Stage 2 programme - Saving seeds for our future workshop
In this session, primary school students visit the inspirational Millennium Seed Bank and learn why Kew is saving the seeds from all around the world. This 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.
Primary school students visit Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.
Students experience how staff at Kew handle this amazing collection of both native and exotic seeds, find out more about the work done by scientists in the Millennium Seed Bank and learn some amazing seed facts.
- 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 At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines.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:
- list the ways in which plants are important to us
- appreciate the need for a seed bank
- recognise the importance of seeds in our lives by looking at exciting discovery boxes and by exploring the exhibition area
- handle an amazing selection of native and exotic seeds.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
National Curriculum Science
- Sc2 Life processes and living things - Life processes; Green plants; Living things in their environment.
National Curriculum Geography
- Knowledge and understanding of environmental change and sustainable development.
National Curriculum PSHE and Citizenship
- Preparing to play an active role as citizens.
1. Unit 5B: Life cycles.
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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