Empower your pupils to care about British Wildlife!

We are committed to creating fun, memorable learning experiences for pupils, which will inspire their curiosity and love of British wildlife.  We help pupils to reconnect with nature and encourage them to discover what they can do to protect the environment.

 

On-Site Learning

Our curriculum linked sessions, led by our experienced learning team, are interactive, fun and creative. 

Please get it touch to discuss how we can support your curriculum.

  • Fun, hands-on sessions
  • Linked to the national curriculum
  • Onsite education centre
  • Outdoor learning experiences
  • Sessions priced from £2.50 per pupil
  • Choose from 1 hour, half day or full day sessions

 

‘Everything was so interactive.  The children were so engaged with every workshop.  They loved it’, feedback from Mendip Green School adult.

 

Please be aware that we are a working animal hospital.  For the welfare of sick, injured and orphaned animals, we are committed to minimising human contact with our animal casualties, so that they can be released back into the wild.  We aim to encourage empathy with and observation of British wildlife in their natural habitats. 

 

Topics for your learning session:

  • Introduction to Secret World Wildlife Rescue and a tour of our resident animals
  • Nocturnal animals
  • Reptiles and amphibians
  • Pond surveys 
  • Birds of prey
  • Wildlife rescue workshop
  • Environmental issues (e.g. the human impact on British wildlife)

 

Learning sessions can be tailored to suit your needs, so do contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

 

Session prices:

£2.50 per child for a 1 hour session (or a minimum price of £35)

£4 for a 2 hour, half-day session (or a minimum price of £48)

£6 for a full day session (or a minimum price of £72)

Contact our Learning & Engagement Officer to help plan your visit on 01278 768 723 or by emailing learning@secretworld.org

 

Fundraising

 

Get involved in World Animal Day on the 4th October 2018 by raising money to help local wildlife.

 

Raise a minimum of £250 and we will visit your school for a free inspiring talk* with one of our resident birds of prey in terms 2 or 3.

 

Why not have an animal themed non-uniform day or sell some handmade wildlife themed crafts?   For more fundraising ideas or to book a talk, call us on 01278 768 723 or email learning@secretworld.org

 

*Terms and conditions:

  • Our birds of prey are able to travel for a maximum of 1 hour. If you school or learning group is based over an hour away from our Highbridge site, we will not be able to visit with a bird of prey.
  • Free talks are available in terms 2 and 3 (5 Nov – 15 Feb) and must be booked in advance. We can only confirm a booking after your fundraising has taken place.
  • There is limited availability for a free talk, our birds need to rest too!
  • The health and wellbeing of our resident birds of prey is our always our priority, therefore we cannot guarantee that a birds of prey will be able to visit you school. An example of this would be if there was an outbreak of avian flu.
  • Visits with the birds of prey will not involve any handling or touching of the birds.
  • The visit will last for a maximum of 45mins (a 30min talk plus time for questions).

 

Outreach visits

Outreach visits are available to schools in the Somerset, North Somerset and Bristol areas.  Please get in touch with the learning team, learning@secretworld.org, to discuss a visit to your school.

 

To make a booking

 

What information is needed to make a booking?

  • Preferred date (and alternative dates if possible)
  • The topic or session that you are interested in
  • Number and year group of your pupils
  • Contact details, including address, phone number and email
  • Details of any special or additional needs or requirements
  • Learning objectives

 

Need help funding an extracurricular activity or on-site visit?  Speak to your PTA and see if they can help to finance the activity and transport costs. PTA’s are often looking for projects to fund that develop children’s learning outside of the classroom. You can also ask them to put on a special fundraising event to raise money to support these visits.