Offers Training Events

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 Regional Park's Youth and Schools Service has developed a range of training options which utilise our experience delivering a diverse outdoor learning offer to over 20,000 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”



 

 

Countryside Live Schools Event

Leyton Marsh
23 and 24 September 2020

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Managed and hosted by the award winning Lee Valley Regional Park, this unique country fair offers school children from London boroughs, a fantastic day out and a unique opportunity to experience and learn about all aspects of the countryside right in the heart of east London. In addition Lee Valley Regional Park provides a diverse range of environmental and heritage education programmes across the park which have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

Run in partnership with the national charity Countryside Learning, the event will complement the ‘Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto’ and brings the classroom into the countryside, providing children and teachers with a memorable and first class outdoor learning experience that links with the National Curriculum through a range of subjects.

The Youth and Schools Service are offering a guided activity at the event which allows students to experience first-hand the wildlife and habitats that exist in and around the Leyton Marsh site. The sessions are 35 minutes in duration and are led by experienced staff and volunteers on land surrounding the event site. The activities will be adapted depending on the age or ability of the group.

The children will be supervised to use sweep nets, trays, identification keys and magnifying pots to allow them to capture and study invertebrates living in the park. The activity provides links with science topics in the National Curriculum.

To book please visit countrysidelearning.org

The sessions incorporate elements from the wide range of environmental and heritage education programmes on offer throughout the Lee Valley Regional Park. View the full Youth and Schools programme.

 

Wild Wednesdays

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

Activities will take place outside  , 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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Tuesday 7 April 2020- Family Forest School Fun

Bring the family to participate in a woodland experience at our Almost Wild Campsite. Explore the wild and let your imagination be inspired by nature and a range of provided resources which can be used for everything from threading elder necklaces and creating shelters to taking part in wild play . Please bring your own lunch and sample the tasty campfire treats provided. All activities are outside. Equipment is provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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

Suitable for 4-12 year olds (other ages welcome but activities will be outside their age range) with accompanying adults
Time: 13.00-15.00

Price: £5.00 per participating child


 

Tuesday 26 May 2020  Stoneage Family Fun

What animals were around with early humans in the Stone Age? What's 40,000 years old, made from things like mud and found in caves? Why were plants so important to Stone Age people? Why did learning to walk on two legs help early humans to invent Stone tools? Find out the answers and have fun with quizzes, handling stone tools, tinder lighting an more at this exciting family event

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

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

Time: 10.00-12.00

Price: £5.00 per participating child

 

Wednesday 12 August 2020 - Family Woodland Explorers Day

Bring the family to participate in a woodland experience at our Almost Wild Campsite. Explore the wild and let your imagination be inspired by nature and a range of provided resources which can be used for everything from threading elder necklaces and creating shelters to taking part in wild play . Please bring your own lunch and sample the tasty campfire treats provided. All activities are outside. Equipment is provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Almost Wild Campsite, Old Nazeing Rd, Broxbourne  EN10 6TD

Suitable for 5-12 year olds with accompanying adults
Time: 13.00-15.00

Price: £10.00 per participating child

 
Wednesday 26 August 2020 - Family Woodland Explorers Day

Bring the family to participate in a woodland experience at our Almost Wild Campsite. Explore the wild and let your imagination be inspired by nature and a range of provided resources which can be used for everything from threading elder necklaces and creating shelters to taking part in wild play . Please bring your own lunch and sample the tasty campfire treats provided. All activities are outside. Equipment is provided. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue: Almost Wild Campsite, Old Nazeing Rd, Broxbourne  EN10 6TD

Suitable for 5-12 year olds with accompanying adults
Time: 13.00-15.00

Price: £10.00 per participating child

 
 

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