Information for primary school teachers

Our learning programme is currently supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, as part of our Cherish Eden project.

We are a small team with big ambitions, but currently we cannot reach every school in the Eden catchment.

During the 2019/20 school year, we are targeting and working with schools in areas of the Eden catchment where Eden Rivers Trust staff are actively working with partners, landowners and communities on practical conservation projects to improve and protect the health of river for the future; helping students to connect with the river in their local area through fun, thought-provoking activities linked to the curriculum.

If we are unable to work with your school this year, please do not dismay. We are planning to develop new ways to increase our reach across the catchment, which could include a chargeable programme.

If you would be interested in receiving further information about this, please contact Tania Crockett, our Learning and Outreach Manager: or call 01768 866788.

Here’s a flavour of some of our recent work with Primary schools:

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Here are some river-themed resources to support your teaching of river topics. Materials on this page may be downloaded and reproduced for educational purposes.
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ArcGIS map: Journey Down the Eden

Journey Down the Eden

Upper KS2: ArcGIS Story Map introducing simple river vocabulary and processes

Explore Story Map

Children playing pooh sticks

Activity sheets to download

Activities to do by the river linked to the Curriculum

Browse activity sheets

Boy river dipping

Freshwater invertebrate key

Guide to river dipping and the invertebrates that live there

Download river dipping guide