*** Spring 2020 *** We can’t come to your school right now, so we’re bringing the river to you! Watch our River School videos for fun lessons based on the sessions we normally deliver in classrooms. Lessons are based on Key Stage 2 Science and Geography.

Primary school sessions 

We offer a range of fun, hands-on, curriculum-based sessions through our education programme. We can offer these to many West Cumbria schools for free thanks to the generous support of our funders.

Sessions are aimed at KS2 learners but can be adapted to KS1.

Classroom sessions and field trips

Combine classroom-based learning with exciting field trips! All activities are led by Cathy Gruba, our Learning and Engagement Officer, who has many years’ experience delivering environmental education.

Wild Rivers People on the Keekle Mussels in the Classroom
Theme Learn about freshwater wildlife and human impacts on rivers. Focus on science and geography, with opportunities for literacy, art and team-work activities. Learn about plastic pollution and its impact on the environment by exploring our project to remove a plastic liner from the River Keekle. Three different workshops are available, including full-day art options. Learn about the fascinating critically endangered freshwater mussel which has its last stronghold in England in the rivers of Copeland.
Duration 1 or 2 days 1 day 1 day
Includes field trip Yes No Yes
Curriculum relevance National Curriculum in England: geography programme of study and science programme of study National Curriculum in England: geography programme of study and science programme of study National Curriculum in England: geography programme of study and science programme of study
Free to schools in Copeland, Allerdale, or within 10 miles of United Utilities’ Keeping Cumbria Flowing Pipeline Any schools in Copeland and Allerdale can request a session, but priority goes to schools near to the river Keekle. Any schools in Copeland and Allerdale can request a session, but priority goes to schools near to the river Ehen.
Find out more Wild River days People on the Keekle days Mussels in the Classroom

Assemblies

We also offer 30-minute  interactive assemblies on some of the topics above. 

Download posters

Find out more and book

Contact our Education and Engagement Officer, Cathy Gruba.

Email:  cathy@westcumbriariverstrust.org

Call: 07494 425759 or 017687 75429

Funders

We can offer sessions for free thanks to the generous support of our funders.