Primary Schools

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 2017/18 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 Coordinator:; 01768 866788


Online Resources:

We are delighted to be able to offer the following new online resource for schools. Created primarily for KS3, it is also suitable for upper KS2 classes.

Journey down the River Eden Arc GIS resource

Students will take a trip from source to sea with this introduction to simple river vocabulary and processes, key features and places of interest along the river, plus some of the historical uses and current wildlife value of the River Eden.

View online Story Map >>

Download teachers' notes >> 

Download student worksheet >>


Other resources:

Freshwater Minibest Identification Key >>
Family activity sheets >>

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