Exploring the River Courses for KS1, KS2 & SEN pupils
The day will involve a member of our staff coming to your school and teaching up to 4 (1 hour workshops) workshops or 2 (2 hour workshops) during the day. Each workshop is suitable for up to 30 pupils and will be adapted to fit into your school timetable. We believe that for best results the use of a hall would be recommended for the workshops. We can customise each workshop to suit the age group, ability and schemes of work of each class.
Each workshop includes role play with the River of Life floor game to investigate pollution and human impacts on the river environment. Includes revision of geographic features and the water cycle. Pupils find “pollution solutions” to help devise a sustainable future for the river.
Victorians and the Toilet School Assembly for KS2 pupils
Thames Explorer Trust has been fortunate to obtain funding from Thames Water to deliver a free schools assemblies programme based around the Victorians and the Toilet.
Looking at how the development of the flushing toilet led to pollution and illness, and how these were then combated by Dr John Snow (who developed the ghost map and is the founder of the science of epidemiology) and Joseph Bazelgette (who built the London sewers), this session explains why we have the sewage system we have in London today.
As part of the session, which last 30 minutes, each school also receives a CD-ROM with resources about Victorian London and the environment of the Thames.
If you would like to book a visit by a member of our staff to deliver the assembly, please contact us on 020 8742 0057 or email@example.com
Thames Water also provides a separate programme of speakers and resources for Primary Schools. For more information go to Thames Water’s Primary Schools webpage