School sessions on the Downs

Aged 4 to 18

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project offer free education sessions to state funded primary schools.

Secondary groups and fee paying schools pay a cost per learner.

Despite being only two miles from the city centre, this is one of the best wildlife sites in Bristol and home to many rare plants and animals making it a fantastic resource for learning!

Delivered by experienced environmental educators, each session is linked to a different area of the National Curriculum and is designed around a series of outdoor activities that embrace different learning styles. From peregrine falcons and rare whitebeam trees, to beautiful summer meadows and native woodland, Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife brings learning alive for students from EYFS to A level.

Why not take advantage of this opportunity to get your pupils out in the fresh air and learning about nature to complement their in-school studies?

To find out more click on the primary and secondary aged sessions buttons below.

During spring and summer, the meadow areas are growing tall and are alive with wild flowers, chicks are preparing to fledge, and the whole environment is buzzing with invertebrates. During the autumn term, the changing sights and sounds of the Downs provide an inspirational outdoor classroom. The Downs become a patchwork of reds, golds and browns as leaves turn and berries ripen on the trees.

Exciting secondary school sessions await. Please refer to the secondary school sessions page for more information

All photographs © Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project.