The Learning for Biodiversity project is an exciting opportunity for Year 5 pupils to participate in an inspiring 3 module programme, designed to:

  • Increase awareness of biodiversity, the issues surrounding it and the underlying threats to biodiversity
  • Improve access to learning about, and enjoyment from, biodiversity
  • Enable pupils to work in their schools and in local biodiversity learning sites to their schools, with experienced FSC staff
  • Encourage children to understand and be involved with their local biodiversity.
  • Increase commitment to action for biodiversity and sustainability
  • Enhance biodiversity through the development of biodiversity in school grounds
  • Promote first hand discovery learning

In the first year, we developed three one day courses (at Epping Forest Field Centre, at a local learning site and in the school grounds) and delivered the programme to six target partner schools in London.  In the second year we have refined and developed the programme using feedback from Year 1.

The schools element of our project has already received terrific feedback:

“I just had to write to thank you for the amazing work done to our wildlife is absolutely superb…..the children will be so excited.  We will make sure we keep on top of it now.” - Head Teacher

"It was the best and amazing day of my life and it was the first time I have been to a forest and I completely loved it." - KS 2 learner

The Learning for Biodiversity Project has six partner schools:

  • Davies Lane Junior School
  • Earlham Primary School
  • Fullwood Primary School
  • Hartley Primary School
  • Oakdale Junior School
  • St Antonys RC Primary School
While the project is now closed for schools, please contact  the Centre to find out more about our Biodiversity Programmes.
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