Key Stages 1 and 2:
River Severn and water safety assembly and workshops: children can learn about River Severn habitats and wildlife. We will help children identify hazards around the waterways and learn how to stay safe. Suitable for KS1 and KS2.
Guided walks around the Worcester waterways: children can discover the amazing history of Diglis canal basin and lock island, have a go at operating a real lock, and see engineering on the river. Suitable for KS2.
For more information please email Sarah Bicknell: [email protected]
Key Stages 4 and 5:
Guided site visits at Diglis: until the works complete in spring 2020, by special arrangement, and limited in availability, we can arrange site visits for local schools whilst the fish pass construction works are in progress. Students can meet scientists and engineers and see real environmental conservation in action. Students will learn about the amazing fish species that live in the river, discover the historic workshop buildings on Diglis Island and witness the construction of the impressive and innovative fish pass that will allow shad back to their spawning habitats.
We are offering all of these exciting range of activities free to school groups.
Canal & River Explorers
Canal & River Trust, the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways, is a delivery partner for Unlocking the Severn. They have extensive experience and commitment to schools’ outreach. ‘Explorers’ is the Trust’s education programme aimed at children aged 5-11 which exists to inspire children’s learning by connecting them to our canals and rivers. These waterways offer powerful ways to engage children and bring learning to life. The learning programme is closely linked to the national curriculum and group badges. Dedicated Canal and River Trust volunteers lead inspiring visits on the towpath, in our museums or in your school or clubhouse.
Visit the Explorers website for education resources, games and more information about educational visits to discover the magic of the waterways.