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Thames Explorer Trust – School Visits & Field Trips London


Specifications
Location(s)Various Locations
Key StagesEYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider
Website http://thames-explorer.org.uk/schools-and-universities/

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Corona virus measures

Sorry to report we have limited access to the office at the moment. If you need to contact us please email or leave a voice message which will be automatically forwarded to us.

Schools – We are waiting to see how things develop but any trips booked in April and May will not be taking place. If you have already paid for a trip, asking for a credit note would greatly help ease the strain on Thames Explorer. If you require a refund please email us and we will look into it at the first available opportunity. We will need to confirm your bank details before refunding via a telephone call to the schools accounts department.

Footsteps of Mudlarks – please see the Footsteps of Mudlarks page for the latest information

School Visits and Field Trips

We provide...

  • Activities that support the National Curriculum programmes of study in geography, citizenship, history, science, ecology and the creative arts.
  • A range of programmes from EYFS to KS5.
  • Programmes that can be tailored for pupils not in mainstream education.
  • Outreach programmes.
  • Engaging GCSE and A level geography, history and science programmes.
  • Fieldwork throughout the year led by experienced staff.
  • Advice on planning a river visit including pre-site visits and risk assessment
  • A choice of 28 programmes that address National Curriculum objectives in English, Maths and ICT.

TEACHING SITES

We operate from the following sites. Visit our website for more information on the education programmes available by subject, course or location.

Kew Bridge, TW8 0EN

Fieldwork takes place on the foreshore just downstream of Kew Bridge and along the historic riverside at Strand on the Green. It’s a 15 minute walk between the river and the London Museum of Water and Steam where indoor activities take place. Viewing the museum should be arranged separately with our partners.

Chiswick Pier, W4 2UG

Our Thames Education Centre in Chiswick is managed by the Chiswick Pier Trust. Fieldwork takes place on the riverside and pier as well as on the foreshore by Chiswick Eyot. The site includes natural features which show evidence of erosion and deposition, something hard to find in London.

Fulham Palace, SW6 6EA

Fulham Palace is managed by the Fulham Palace Trust and has been the home of the Bishops of London since around 700 AD. Archaeological evidence of Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlers has been found here, as well as the foundations of a medieval palace. We have been granted special permission to use the foreshore at this site, as there is no public access.

Southwark, SE1 9DT

Fieldwork takes place on the foreshore and riverside, along the Southbank by Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Tate Modern (where toilets and hand washing facilities may be accessed). We do not have indoor facilities at this site. Groups doing our Thames and Tudor Life programme can extend their visit by exploring the Golden Hinde 2, a full-scale replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship.

Museum of London and the Millennium Bridge, EC2Y 5HN

We offer programmes in partnership with the Museum of London. Fieldwork takes place on the riverside and foreshore near St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. It’s a 15 minute walk between the foreshore and the Museum where classroom based investigations take place. Viewing the museum’s galleries is free and can be arranged on request (this excludes special exhibitions).

Bubble Theatre Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD

Programmes at this new venue are offered in partnership with the Bubble Theatre in Rotherhithe. Indoor activities take place in the theatre building, while outdoor activities take place on the nearby riverside and foreshore which is rich in both history and geography.

Museum of London Docklands, E14 4AL

We offer programmes in partnership with the Museum of London Docklands situated in West India Docks, an area rich in Thames history. It’s a 15-minute walk between the foreshore and the museum where classroom based investigations take place. Viewing the museum’s galleries is free and can be arranged on request (excludes special exhibitions).

Greenwich – 10a Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9LW

Fieldwork takes place on the riverside and foreshore in front of the Old Royal Naval College. On booking we will advise you on whether your visit will take place at venue 10a or 10b, both venues are in close proximity to each other and the river.

Indoor facilities are managed by the Greenwich Foundation that cares for the historic Old Royal Naval College. Due to limited availability full day programmes for 17-18 are now fully booked however we still have availability for half day programmes and we have an alternative venue close-by for those wanting to do a full day programme. Viewing the college should be arranged separately with our partners.

Greenwich – 10b Trafalgar Rowing Centre, SE10 9NP

Fieldwork takes place on the riverside and foreshore in front of the Old Royal Naval College. On booking we will advise you on whether your visit will take place at venue 10a or 10b, both venues are in close proximity to each other and the river.

Indoor facilities are managed by The Trafalgar Trust who oversee this community facility. The Trafalgar Rowing Club teaching space enjoys great views across the river.


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