We have just waved goodbye to our last school visitors for this academic year and what a busy year it has been. During 2018-2019 we welcomed a total 8,094 visitors, including 6,404 school children. Our staff and volunteer team worked extremely hard delivering 305 workshops across the year. We have been delighted to work with even more children with disabilities than ever before, with 20 different specialist schools travelling from around London to come and visit us.
Thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help scheme we have been able to offer children attending schools more deprived areas, free outdoor learning. So many children have very limited access to nature, we are working to combat that. It has been delightful to introduce so many children to slugs, tadpoles, newts, beetles and yellow meadow ants. The naturalists of the future!
We are now getting excited about our summer holiday programme, we will be providing magical, creative outdoor sessions to young carers, children from Shooting Stars Hospice and children with disabilities. We have sessions out in the park for families to drop into. If you are around the Isabella plantation on 6th and 7th August (11am – 2pm) or Roehampton Gate Gardens on 8th August, do drop by and say hello.