Outreach

River of Life Outreach

Workshops for KS1, KS2 & SEND

Format

A member of our staff will come to your school and teach up to 4 one-hour workshops or 2 two-hour workshops during the day. Each workshop is suitable for up to 30 pupils and will be adapted to fit into your school timetable. For the best results the use of a hall is recommended, as well as a screen, projector and computer. We can tailor each workshop to suit the age group, ability and schemes of work of each class.

Content

Workshops will include revision of geographical features and the water cycle. Role-play with the River of Life floor game involves creating a natural river habitat and gaining an understanding of food chains and adaptations. Pupils will look at how the river environment has changed over time and how pollution and human impact can pose a danger to living things. Through drama, pupils will explore environmental issues and find “pollution solutions” to help devise a sustainable future for the Thames.

Duration

Full day programme

Learning

Please send us your learning objectives in advance of your trip so we can tailor the programme to your requirements.

Port of London Outreach

Workshops for KS2

Format

A member of our staff can come to your school to teach between 2 to 3 workshops during the day. We can teach up to 30 pupils for 1.5- 2 hours. For best results the use of a large space such as a hall is recommended. We will also need the use of a screen, projector and computer. We will tailor each workshop to suit the age group, ability and schemes of work of each class. Additionally you can opt for a 10-minute presentation during your school assembly using the Port of London to demonstrate how, on a global scale, we all depend upon each other.

Content

Workshops include hands-on activities using the Port of London floor game – floor maps of the world and the Thames Estuary. Pupils will investigate world trade and the Port of London to gain an understanding of geography on a local and global scale. This is followed by role-play to discover the history of the Port of London.

Subject to funding, FREE full-day programmes are available to state schools. For information please email Lorraine

Duration

Full day programme

Learning

Please send us your learning objectives in advance of your trip so we can tailor the programme to your requirements.