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Our work is not just about wildlife, it’s about people too.

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust can provide an inspiring outdoor learning experience for your school. Offering curriculum linked sessions for key stages 1 to 4, we can bring learning to life through hands on, engaging activities on our stunning nature reserves and at our environmental education space – Woodhill Meadows.
All our sessions are tailored to suit the needs of your group and are delivered by experienced environmental educators who will bring out the best in your pupils. So come and join us for a fantastic learning experience and explore some of the Tees Valley most treasured natural places.

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Early Years and Primary

An outdoor learning session with Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is a perfect way to get connected with nature & bring learning to life. We offer a range of sessions linked to the curriculum for Early Years, Key Stage 1 & 2 classes.  See below. We aim for all young people to come away having experience…

Schools Feedback

The Trust works with many schools in the Tees Valley. Here is a selection of comments from some of the staff we have worked with: Chaloner Primary Looking forward to hopefully returning next year, it was a wonderful day. The children absolutely loved it and got so much learning from you all. Thank you so…
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Important Information for Teachers

The documents below are designed to provide further information to schools who have made or are considering making a booking. They cover all aspects of Health and safety on educational visits Published 26 November 2018 Including the section on”Using outside organizations”: You can download or insurance details here – Insurance1819. We meet all legal requirements for…
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Secondary Schools

Looking for something different to do with your pupils – have  alook at our new One Planet Pioneers leaflet. Outdoor Learning leaflet TVWT final. Opportunities with the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Key Stage 3 and 4 For regular information about what we offer sign up for our newsletter here. Your school or college field trip…

Families and Wildlife Watch

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust provides loads of great ways for you and your family to get involved with nature.   Join Wildlife Watch Join Wildlife Watch and get: 4 brilliant magazines packed full of things to do, see and take part in Free posters and stickers A cool handbook with loads of ideas of stuff to…
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Growing Wild Schools Membership

We are offering schools support  with range of other environmental activities including wildlife gardening, using your school grounds, growing food and eco-schools and MUCH more. The support will: enable schools in the Tees Valley  to work towards their Eco Schools Award, RHS Campaign for School Gardening Benchmark Scheme, Learning Outside the Classroom Mark and the…

Free Nature Reserves Visits

Through funding from Natural England and its educational access programme we have a limited number of opportunities for schools to visit and learn about some of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves. These are available to allow a class of pupils to visit for a half day workshop (2 hours). The content of the…
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Forest Schools

Forest Schools aims to build on pupil’s innate motivation and positive attitude to learning, offering them the opportunities to take risks, make choices and initiate learning. The Forest School learning environment provides opportunities for children to develop self-esteem, self- confidence, to form positive relationships with others, to develop a growing awareness of their emotional needs…

Coastal Schools

North Yorkshire Forest School Training and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust are now delivering  Coastal School Leader courses for learners who wish to apply the Forest School learning approach in coastal environments and lead Coastal School sessions Course: NOCN level 3 Coastal School Leader This course provides the skills and confidence to lead innovative and engaging…
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Outdoor Learning Challenge

Tata Steel/Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Outdoor Learning Challenge Year six pupils from a number of local primary schools spent the day taking part in a series of environmental challenges at the first Tata Steel/Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Challenge Day at Woodhill Meadows, the Trust’s education nature reserve. The event consisted of a series of outdoor…

PE and SPORTS premium

Innovative ways to use your PE and SPORTS premium Become a Tees Valley Growing Wild schools Guidelines say the premium can be used to: develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining…