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Lee Valley Regional Park Youth & Schools Service


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
11 reviews


Excellent
 
73%

Very Good
 
27%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(June 2022)




(June 2022 - Secondary School)




(April 2022 - Secondary School)




(April 2022 - Secondary School)




The chronological context activities were highly informative these included the time that humans have been on earth within the overall timeline of the planet and a timeline of key human developments. Children were able to draw with charcoal by candle light as though they were in a cave. They enjoyed the spark making however there were long periods of inactivity for children while the others in their group attempted to make sparks. This lead to restlessness and some low level behaviour issues. This may have been nice as a split activity with some children doing a holding task while others took part in the spark making. They learnt about animals who would have walked the earth at the same time. We also looked at fossils to develop an understanding of how historians and archaeologists use primary and secondary data. The activities were largely classroom based which minimised the overall wow factor however this was still a mostly engaging day. The main issue with the day arose during the hunter/gatherer activity during which children were provided with a sheet to help identify plants that existed both then and now and information about how they would have been used. The identifying information and the image were taken in spring or summer however plants were bare and had not yet bloomed. As such children struggled to identify the plants and consequently did not get much from this activity. This activity needed to be changed for the season and may have been more engaging if the children had attempted to mimic using plants in the way that they were used during the Stone Age. (March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Secondary School)




(July 2021 - Secondary School)




Excellent Service. Good communication and friendly staff. (June 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




Really good day out, learning actively and enhancing the knowledge of the children. Staff were enthusiastic and really knowledgeable. Some difficulty with getting there and confusion when talking to people on the phone but a generally excellent visit. (July 2018 - Primary School)




Very knowledgeable and professional staff (June 2018 - Primary School)




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Lee Valley Regional Park Youth & Schools Service
Waltham Abbey
Essex
EN9 1XQ
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
11 reviews


Excellent
 
73%

Very Good
 
27%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2022




June 2022 - Secondary School




April 2022 - Secondary School




April 2022 - Secondary School




March 2022 - Primary School
The chronological context activities were highly informative these included the time that humans have been on earth within the overall timeline of the planet and a timeline of key human developments. Children were able to draw with charcoal by candle light as though they were in a cave. They enjoyed the spark making however there were long periods of inactivity for children while the others in their group attempted to make sparks. This lead to restlessness and some low level behaviour issues. This may have been nice as a split activity with some children doing a holding task while others took part in the spark making. They learnt about animals who would have walked the earth at the same time. We also looked at fossils to develop an understanding of how historians and archaeologists use primary and secondary data. The activities were largely classroom based which minimised the overall wow factor however this was still a mostly engaging day. The main issue with the day arose during the hunter/gatherer activity during which children were provided with a sheet to help identify plants that existed both then and now and information about how they would have been used. The identifying information and the image were taken in spring or summer however plants were bare and had not yet bloomed. As such children struggled to identify the plants and consequently did not get much from this activity. This activity needed to be changed for the season and may have been more engaging if the children had attempted to mimic using plants in the way that they were used during the Stone Age.



March 2022 - Secondary School




July 2021 - Secondary School




June 2019 - Primary School
Excellent Service. Good communication and friendly staff.



November 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
Really good day out, learning actively and enhancing the knowledge of the children. Staff were enthusiastic and really knowledgeable. Some difficulty with getting there and confusion when talking to people on the phone but a generally excellent visit.



June 2018 - Primary School
Very knowledgeable and professional staff