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During term time we deliver curriculum-linked Key Stage 1 & 2 sessions for non-fee-paying schools, with a variety of topics uncovering the hidden world of invertebrates. Our sessions cost just £3.30 per child for a full day with a class of 30.

Mission: Invertebrate sessions take place at The LookOut Discovery Centre in Hyde Park, our unique eco-friendly building nestled in an acre of safely enclosed grounds in the heart of the park.

With two classrooms and surrounding nature garden, the fully accessible centre is the perfect place for your students to get up close and hands on with London’s tiniest inhabitants.

We have a range of engaging themes and activities to suit the weather all year round and all teaching resources are provided, so you just need to bring your students and some lunch if you’re planning on picnicking in the park.

In 2018, 100% of visiting teachers rated our sessions 5 out of 5.

‘Great activities - had the children actively moving and exploring whilst learning at the same time.’

‘Everything was clearly modelled and explained.’

‘Very well organised, a well-cared for learning environment.’

- feedback from teachers

Bringing the world of invertebrates to your school hall – for free

We can also come to you. Ask us about a Mission: Invertebrate assembly for your school. Across an hour-long session tailored for Key Stage 2, students will learn about invertebrate habitats, classification of invertebrates, the important jobs invertebrates do for us and the threats faced by invertebrates today.

Please get in touch directly by emailing Kirsty Garland, Mission: Invertebrate Learning Officer, at kgarland@royalparks.org.uk if you would like us to visit.

How to book

On the booking enquiry form/email, please quote ‘Mission: Invertebrate’. Please include information about the school stage and year of the students you plan to bring.

For Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and The Green Park, please use The Royal Parks enquiry form.

For Bushy Park, Greenwich Park and The Regent’s Park, please use the Field Studies Council webpage.

Sessions for SEND students are available at Richmond Park. Please use the Holly Lodge Centre enquiry form.

If you have any other questions about Mission: Invertebrate’s work with schools, please get in touch with Kirsty at kgarland@royalparks.org.uk.

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