Group teacher training

Find out more about our group teacher training days at Kew Gardens.


We are accepting bookings for teacher training from 1 September 2020 onwards.

Make the most out of training at Kew on a teaching training day. 

You can choose one of our day packages which are made up for four modules, or you can choose a combination of four modules. 

Book a group training day

Day packages

Our day packages are made up of four modules (each module lasts an hour)

  • Inside the Palm House

    Primary science

    Kick off the day by learning how Science Capital can enhance your teaching, then head outside to learn how to engage pupils through outdoor learning. 

    After lunch it’s your chance to explore the learning opportunities in the Gardens at your own pace, followed by a subject masterclass of your choice. 


  • Woman looking at tree with magnifying glass

    Secondary science

    Begin the day by honing your inquiry skills, then head to the glasshouse for our Learning Outside the Classroom session. 

    After lunch you'll explore the uses of Science Capital in teaching, then finish the day with a subject masterclass of your choice. 

  • Blossom at the Temperate House

    Whole school

    Get the whole school involved with sessions for staff and teachers. Start your day with a team building challenge in the iconic Palm House.

    Then choose either a session on Science Capital or Learning Outside the Classroom. After lunch you'll explore the Gardens at your own pace before coming back together for a nature and wellbeing session. 


Create a bespoke training day by choosing four modules.

  • Schools session

    Learning outside the classroom part I

    Step into the shoes of a KS3 pupil and take part in an outdoor learning activity. Discover how this session can be facilitated and get to grips with managing groups outside the classroom. 

  • Pupils on a school session

    Learning Outside the Classroom Part II

    Explore how Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) and Science Capital can be incorporated into your teaching, discuss other opportunities for outdoor learning, and try your hand at designing an outdoor activity. 

  • Children on a school session at Wakehurst

    Science Capital

    The more science-related experiences someone gains during their life, the more confident they are in engaging with and participating in science. Discover how to include Science Capital in your lessons to inspire pupils to see science as relevant to their lives. 

  • The Rose Garden in front of the Palm House

    Self-led trails

    Explore our iconic site at your own pace. Follow the trail and consider opportunities for learning with your pupils, as well as enjoying seasonal highlights in the Gardens. 

  • Pupils on a school session

    Inquiry based science education part l

    Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) encourages pupils to ask questions, use reasoning and think critically about problems and solutions. Discover the principles and practicalities of IBSE.

  • Pupils on a school session

    Inquiry-Based Science Education Part II

    Discover how to apply the principles of Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) and learn how to embed this practice in your teaching, through designing your own IBSE activity. 

  • Kew science

    In this session you will explore how to use Kew Science to bring real-life context into the curriculum, including example exam questions and looking at Kew Career Cards highlighting different pathways to STEM careers.

  • Pupils on a school session

    Team building

    How can the plants in the tropical rainforest help us to survive? Build your communication and collaboration skills as your team explore, make choices and work out a survival plan, based on the useful plants in Kew’s rainforest. 

  • Waterlily


    Take part in this unique opportunity to experience the NHS steps to mental wellbeing in our beautiful Gardens. Connect with other people, be physically active and learn mindfulness. 

  • Bananas, Palm House Kew

    Subject specific masterclass

    Brush up on your knowledge while learning some tips and tricks to deliver these subjects at school or outside the classroom. Choose from Evolution, Plant Science, Plant Adaptations, Biodiversity, Climate Change or Classification. 

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