Project Weeks

Special offers, teacher training and family events

Our comprehensive education programme is supplemented by a range of special events which cater for specific groups including teacher training sessions and family events.

We also highlight on this page special projects offering discounted visits for schools.

Please keep an eye on this page for upcoming events and special offers.

Don't miss out, book now to reserve your place, call 03000 030 618 or email youthandschools@leevalleypark.org.uk

Unlock the potential of outdoor learning with Lee Valley Park

The Lee Valley Park Youth and Schools Service has developed a range of training options which utilise our experience delivering a diverse outdoor learning offer to over 19,000 young people annually. We train staff/volunteers to use the outdoors to deliver the curriculum creatively, identify wildlife, teach identification skills and demonstrate simple activities to make best use of the outdoors to benefit learning.


We provide opportunities for schools, teacher training institutions and other organisations that want to train their education staff and volunteers. We pride ourselves on providing high quality sessions, we are a Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badged Provider and our Officers are Accredited Practitioners of the Institute of Outdoor Learning. See some comments below from previous customers.


Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements and to make a booking by calling the Youth and Schools Service on 03000 030 618 or email youthandschools@leevalleypark.org.
 


What we can offer:
•    Full/half day training session on site at Lee Valley Park
•    Full/ half day training at the school/ organisation’s site
•    Outdoor learning workshops/talks at events


What are the benefits:
•    Inspire staff to take the curriculum outdoors to enrich learning
•    Participants gain confidence in delivering sessions outdoors
•    Practical activity ideas provide a toolkit for future use
•    Staff team building


Summary of potential course content:
•    Identify the key benefits of outdoor learning
•    Preparing and risk assessing for outdoor learning visits
•    Invertebrate identification and classification skills/ encouraging play in the outdoors/      engaging children in plant studies
•    Outdoor learning resources and equipment that will be required
•    Activity ideas to create a toolkit to take the curriculum outdoors  

Comments from our customers:
Prince Of Wales Primary School, Enfield, Inset training day

“Our teachers were enthused and motivated to incorporate outdoor learning into all the curriculum”

“Lee Valley arranged an exciting and bespoke training day”

“Excellent training day- inspiring!”
“Thank you for sharing your good knowledge and experiences”

“Our children will be the caretakers of our planet. We owe it to them to help them discover the world around them – then respect nature and enjoy it”

Forest Independent Primary Collegiate – Teacher training provider

“The trainee teachers always comment that this session is one of the most enjoyable and most valuable that they do as part of their training.”             

Broxbourne Council Pond dipping training for volunteers as part of a HLF project to teach children and families

“Keep doing what you are doing! Time went by so fast, we were really enjoying what we were learning”

“Whole day excellent”

“Most enjoyable and informative day”



 

 

Waltham Abbey Gardens and Cornmill Meadows

Lee Valley Bug Club 

 

Last Thursday of every month!

Explore the natural world with Forest School inspired activities for preschoolers and their carers.

Each session is led by experienced outdoor educators and are qualified in paediatric first aid and accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning.

  • Thursday 28 February       13.00 - 14.30
  • Thursday 28 March           13.00 - 14.30
  • Thursday 25 April              13.00 - 14.30
  • Thursday 30 May              13.00 - 14.30  
  • Thursday 27 June             13.00 - 14.30
  • Thursday 25 July               13.00 - 14.30
  • Thursday 29 August          13.00 - 14.30

Meet at Abbey Farmhouse, Waltham Abbey Gardens, Essex EN9 1XQ.

£4.50 per child or book online and save 10%!

 

 

Lee Valley Transport Bursary for schools

 

Does your school struggle with transport costs? Are you in a deprived area? The Lee Valley Regional Park Authority‘s Community Access Fund is able to provide coach travel for schools in need.

We want to enable as many schools as possible from across the region to visit the Park. Our 10,000 acre classroom provides a wealth of first-hand experiences which bring learning to life.

This is a limited fund and conditions and criteria apply, please apply at the time of booking. Contact the Youth and Schools Service via 03000 030 618 or  youthandschools@leevalleypark.org.uk to find out more.

 

Wild Wednesdays

Wild Wednesdays - fun for all the family!

 
When School is out, the fun and learning doesn’t need to stop...

Victoria (Alicia and Joshua’s mum) said ‘Fantastic, well organised, knowledgeable, helpful , enthusiastic staff. Super games, activities and crafts. Super value. We will definitely book this again’

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Venue Abbey Farmhouse, Waltham Abbey Gardens, Essex, EN9 1XQ

Time 13:00 – 15:00 

Suitable for  4 - 12 year olds (other ages welcome but activities will be outside their age range) with accompanying adults

Price £5 per participating child

SAVE 10% Limited spaces available, book in advance online and save 10%

Activities will take place outside and inside , therefore dress appropriately for the weather and ground conditions on the day.

Please note participants' pushchairs and wheelchairs will need to navigate grass areas

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Wednesday 20 February 2019  The Land of the Little People and other Winter Fun

Come and play in nature and let your imagination run wild by creating the 'Land of the Little People' and much more, then warm up with a tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
 

 

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