Brompton Cemetery school workshops
Let your students discover the fascinating history and ecology of this Grade 1 listed cemetery with The Royal Parks’ Learning team. The following sessions are adaptable to either key stage 1 or 2.
Explore the undergrowth and trees in this beautiful cemetery park using specimen pots and magnifiers, or sweep nets in the summer, to examine the rich biodiversity of its habitats. Discuss adaptations and food chains in the ecosystem and learn how to start classifying invertebrates into different groups. Shift focus upwards and use binoculars to discover the bird inhabitants of the trees.
Maps and orienteering
Develop compass skills and landmark awareness to place yourself accurately on a large-scale map. In teams, complete an orienteering course around the whole cemetery exploring interesting graves as well as the site’s wildlife. Find the most facts in the shortest time while navigating the cemetery’s labyrinth of paths.
Dirty Hands, Green Fingers
Find out how plants grow and learn to identify common plants and trees as we explore the cemetery looking at their structure. Act out the plant life cycle and make an art work using natural resources. Older children take a closer look at flowers and pollination in the life cycle of plants. All levels will plant a seed to take home.
- Sessions are half days and run 10:00-1200 or 13:00-15:00 (timings can be moved by 15 minutes to accommodate your school timetable). We take a maximum of 30 children per session.
- Cost: £120 (+VAT)
- We offer free bursaries to schools that can demonstrate a need. Just ask at the time of booking.
- All sessions are based outdoors whatever the weather but there is indoor space available should conditions become extreme. There are toilet and handwashing facilities available on site.
To enquire about booking, please click the button below and specify that you’re interested in visiting Brompton Cemetery.