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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.