Education and Learning

We are pleased that we can continue to offer education days and provide a Covid-secure environment. Schools have been enjoying special time on the river and we are taking bookings now for the Spring and Summer terms.Please see below for further details and get in touch on 020 8940 3509 or to discuss a booking.  

We run two education programmes from Thames Venturer, our converted Dutch Barge, as well as informal sessions for youth groups and children’s groups. We can offer bespoke sessions upon request, so please contact us to discuss your needs.

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A local school has a good day on board!

‘School on the River’ is a KS2 hands-on Geography and Science workshop, lasting a full school day and based at Teddington Lock. Children look at the history of the Thames, explore the foreshore and conduct science experiments to test the health of the river and understand its formation.

‘Eco Venturersecoventurers - Copy is for KS1 or KS2 eco-warriors who want to achieve an eco-schools’ green flag, or who are interested in climate change, sustainable technology, and recycling. Eco Venturers links to the national curriculum and runs at Teddington, Kingston or Wapping.

drasticplastic_wideThe Drastic Plastic unit is all about plastic pollution, how it flows from the Thames into the sea, and its global impacts. This is one of a range of activities designed to combine outdoor river learning with environmental awareness. More information here.

Youth groups, children’s groups and scouts_groupinformal education: We run a variety of environmental activities including river clean-ups for Beavers, Brownies, Woodcraft Folk and other youth groups. Contact us to discuss your group’s needs.

Residentials: Youth and adult groups can enjoy exciting sleepovers or weekends away, experiencing both boating and environmental activities on our Dutch barge, Thames Venturer. We can tailor our programmes to meet your group’s needs and learning objectives, so contact us to discuss options. 

Living and Learning Afloat: We provide day trips and residential voyages with a strong emphasis on learning new skills and personal development. These are aimed at children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18, including young carers.  

For more information contact Pippa on 020 8940 3509 or at
Please download a booking form here.
On payment, schools will be sent a free Education Pack to help prepare for the visit and extend pupils’ learning. The day costs £285 including all materials, for one class. If you have booked your education day at Teddington Lock, please download our Risk Assessment in pdf form here

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