We welcome school trips and would be delighted to see you. We have an on-site classroom with facilities- it can seat 30 pupils, and is ideal for those rainy days- but our aim is to get the pupils out into the reserve, to see the wildlife in its natural habitat and learn about the importance of nature conservation.
The reserve has specially designed areas built and created by a committed team of Staff and volunteers. Headed up by the Ealing Council Ranger team with support from the Friends of the Litten, groups of young people such as the challenge and Belvue school students take part in fun and educational task days to create and maintain the reserve for future school groups.
Depending on the time of year, we can run activities to enhance your school curriculum. Our sessions are flexible and can be tailored to specific group needs from primary to special needs education. All are welcome. With the Ealing Rangers, groups can take part in Nature Trails and Mini-beast safaris. In the late Spring the pupils can pond dip. Summer and autumn are ideal for plant / tree recognition and educational games based on habitats and food chains.
One of the Friends aims is to support the education of the next generation. Our belief is that by enabling children and the community to learn about an engage with nature in a positive way, they will hopefully be inspired to bring this into their own lives and to enhance their own understanding of the world around them. Many of the habitats around the reserve can be re-created in people’s gardens on a small scale and we hope to inspire them to do so.
To arrange a visit to look at our reserve and what it can offer, please contact John Morrell ( [email protected])
If you want to book a school trip contact Jon Staples ([email protected]) We do not have a charge for the school visits, but if you want to offer a small donation it would help with the upkeep of the reserve and classroom facilities.