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Wakehurst offers a varied programme of curriculum-linked activities. Visits are planned in detail to meet individual requirements. We cater for all age groups, from nursery to university.
Our experienced teachers and volunteers will ensure your students have a stimulating and enjoyable time. We focus on promoting understanding of plant biology and the environment for all levels and age groups. Our approach is cross-curricular in order to give the very best out-of-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.
A typical visit to Wakehurst offers a series of tailor-made activities to stimulate an awareness of nature. The emphasis is on enjoyment and exploration outdoors.
A typical visit to Wakehurst comprises four sessions: an introduction and three activities, two in the morning and one after lunch with the emphasis on outdoor work. The introduction includes a short activity demonstrating that our lives are dependent on plants.
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 one hour each, (two in the morning and one in the afternoon).
AS/A2 and post-compulsory education
A typical visit for A-level students at Wakehurst is made up of two sessions of approximately two hours each, one before lunch and one after. Visits are tailored to suit your specifications.