COVID-19: update on TGC’s services

Updated 11th May 2020

TGC is regularly monitoring the spread of Covid-19 virus and it’s impact on our charity’s ability to deliver services to customers.

Based on the the latest information from the UK government and Public Health England we are currently designing outdoor learning programmes of support for London schools. Services include school staff CPD training and direct services of outdoor learning either on school grounds or in a local park for children in small groups.

Outdoor learning in natural environments will play a crucial role in helping schools to honour social distancing requirements and to improve mental and physical health and wellbeing.

CPD training services will include ITC First accredited training including qualifications such as ITC’s Learning Beyond the Classroom, Forest School, and first aid for outdoor learning and more. We can also design and deliver training to suit your school’s requirements.

Please email schools@thegardenclassroom.org.uk to find out more or sign up for the next TGC newsletter.

Islington Council Parks

We fully understand the crucial role green spaces will be able to play to support schools to come out of lockdown.

Islington has the lowest amount of open access green space per person and Islington Council’s parks department works in partnership with TGC and is able to provide a clear, simple and short online booking system for schools to be able to take their pupils in small groups outdoors to learn.

https://www.islington.gov.uk/sports-parks-and-trees/parks-and-green-space/parks-projects/islingtons-greenspaces-activity-and-learning-opportuniites.

Book a learning session

To book a TGC outdoor learning session for small groups of up to 10 children in a London park please email: schools@thegardenclassroom.org.uk.

Sessions start from £150 with discounts for block booking of 10 sessions or more.

TGC will provide a risk assessment with social distancing instructions and structure. In particular we encourage schools to book early for the new academic year as we foresee an increase in demand.