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Key Stage 1 - Healthy plants, healthy people activity tour and workshop

In this session, primary school students discover that plants are an important part of a healthy diet.

Bananas growing - students learn that fruits are parts of a plant and that a healthy diet is mostly made of plant-based foods.


Pupils take a close look at the parts of a flowering plant and explore edible plants growing in the magnificent Gardens or Glasshouses at Kew.

In the workshop, using investigation, questioning and first hand practical experience, groups will Identify and classify parts of plants that are edible and understand the value of plants in keeping us healthy in our everyday living.

  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Group size: 15 students
  • Minimum supervision required: 1 adult per 5 students
  • Programme cost: Please check the Prices and FAQs page for up to date costs

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Learning outcomes

School visits at Kew Gardens support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students unique opportunities for learning outside the classroom. 

This session offers students the opportunity to:

  • Understand that all life depends on plants
  • Analyse a typical meal and identify plant-based foods (including fruits, vegetables and grains) 
  • Identify key parts of a plant (roots, stem, leaves and flowers)
  • Sort and classify foods from different edible parts of a plant (e.g. carrots are roots, apples are fruit, peas are seeds and tasting samples)

Curriculum links

These sessions are designed to help teachers cover the following subject areas:

Science - working scientifically, plants
English - spoken language