Booking your school visit

Working with schools

Booking your visit

Interested in joining us for a day or session?  The following explains a bit more about how to book...

  • We do not make a charge for accompanying adults (within national teacher:student ratios)
  • There is a minimum payment of £100 per day that will be charged as a deposit to secure your booking
  • Our education services do not attract VAT

For more information, download pre-visit packs for your day at Lower Smite Farm and the Knapp and Papermill nature reserve.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust will provide:
  • Qualified and experienced tutors to lead all activities
  • Curriculum/exam board linked programmes
  • Technical and fieldwork equipment
  • Handouts and worksheets
  • Access to wildlife sites

Making a Booking

Contact our Engagement Officer Marissa Ryland, on 01905 754919 to talk through your visit. We like to discuss what you want your students to cover.

Marissa will organise a booking form and will invoice your booking for £100 deposit per day. Your booking will remain PROVISIONAL until this invoice has been paid.

Your visit is CONFIRMED once we have received the completed form and the deposit. We recommend you keep a copy.

If there are any changes to your booking or if you have any questions about the day please do not hesitate to contact us.

We will invoice for payment after the visit and you will only be charged for the number of students present on that day. Please make sure it is paid within 28 days.

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The weather...

School trips and fieldwork days will go ahead in most conditions and students need to be suitably dressed for the activities and climate. However, should conditions be dangerous, we will contact you to arrange an alternative venue or date whenever possible.

Risk Assessments

Your health and safety is very important to us.

For your visit, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust staff will have prepared:

  • A risk assessment of the site to be used
  • A risk assessment of the activities/programme chosen
  • Amendments to both the above and notes of any special circumstances relevant to the particular day of your visit

Copies of these will be available to you for your records, generic risk assessments are found below.

On the booking form you are asked to notify Trust staff regarding special needs of students before the visit so these can be taken into account when planning programmes.

Teachers/leaders are required to carry a list of all visitors to a site and to know exact numbers of students/adults.