Media Contacts
Henry Tanner
Financial & Professional Services
020 7332 1835
/
07717 797821
Ian Schofield
International Financial & Professional Services
0207 332 1906
/
07725 634564
Millie Allen
Domestic Financial & Professional Services
020 7332 1388
/
07710 860 886
Jennifer Ogunleye
Planning and Transportation
020 7332 3946
/
07710 860885
Julie Zhu
China & Wholesale Markets
020 7332 3451
/
07912 041124
John Park
Public Services
020 7332 3639
/
07824 343456
Susanna Lascelles
Green Spaces, (works Monday & Tuesday only)
020 7332 1754
/
07990 740 045
Andrew Buckingham
Arts and Culture, Freedom of the City of London
020 7332 1452
/
07795 333060
Carl Locsin
Green Spaces, Environment, Council Services
020 7332 3654
/
07738 862229
Stephanie Basten
Education and Skills, Employability, Housing
020 7332 1528
/
077 2563 6917
Kristina Drake
City Bridge Trust, Responsible Business
07710860884
/
020 7332 1125
ISDN
020 7796 4240
Share this release
Share on: Twitter
Share on: Facebook
Share on: LinkedIn
Latest news
london,
19
May
2017
|
14:28
Europe/Amsterdam

Free learning project engages thousands of young Londoners

Over 4000 school children have taken part in a free and innovative outdoor education project.

The City of London Corporation, which manages Hampstead Heath, has created the free Ponds Project Education Programme to take advantage of learning opportunities provided by a dam-strengthening engineering scheme on some of Heath’s ponds.

Activities include building mini-dams, investigating water quality and exploring the properties of soil.

The sessions, both practical and classroom based, are available to secondary schools and aim to educate young people in a range of topics, including science, geography and citizenship.

The programme has engaged over 3300 secondary students in 25 different schools and nearly 1000 primary school children.

The project is part of the Hampstead Heath Ponds Project, a complex engineering and landscaping development, designed to make sure that the earth dams on the Heath can withstand extreme rainfall events.

Archaeological findings, some thousands of years old, have been uncovered during the Ponds Project.

Susie Glover, Education Project Officer at the City of London Corporation, said:

“The Ponds Project Education Programme has reached over 3000 young people, helping them to learn more about London’s green spaces”

“Our sessions provide insight into a range of interesting scientific careers, including engineering, ecology and geology.”

“Students also get to apply their scientific skills in an exciting real world context.”

Ponds Project education sessions run until July 2017 with spaces still available for schools.

Hampstead Heath is located 3.5 miles from Trafalgar Square and receives over 7 million visits a year. The City Corporation spends more than £5 million a year to maintain the Heath which includes a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre, extensive children's facilities, three swimming ponds and a Lido.

The City of London Corporation manages 11,000 acres of green space across London and south east England, including Epping Forest and Burnham Beeches, with many of its sites designated National nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their unique ecology and rare plant species.

-ends-

Over 4000 school children have taken part in a free and innovative outdoor education project.

The City of London Corporation, which manages Hampstead Heath, has created the free Ponds Project Education Programme to take advantage of learning opportunities provided by a dam-strengthening engineering scheme on some of Heath’s ponds.

Activities include building mini-dams, investigating water quality and exploring the properties of soil.

The sessions, both practical and classroom based, are available to secondary schools and aim to educate young people in a range of topics, including science, geography and citizenship.

The programme has engaged over 3300 secondary students in 25 different schools and nearly 1000 primary school children.

The project is part of the Hampstead Heath Ponds Project, a complex engineering and landscaping development, designed to make sure that the earth dams on the Heath can withstand extreme rainfall events.

Archaeological findings, some thousands of years old, have been uncovered during the Ponds Project.

Susie Glover, Education Project Officer at the City of London Corporation, said:

“The Ponds Project Education Programme has reached over 3000 young people, helping them to learn more about London’s green spaces”

“Our sessions provide insight into a range of interesting scientific careers, including engineering, ecology and geology.”

“Students also get to apply their scientific skills in an exciting real world context.”

Ponds Project education sessions run until July 2017 with spaces still available for schools.

Hampstead Heath is located 3.5 miles from Trafalgar Square and receives over 7 million visits a year. The City Corporation spends more than £5 million a year to maintain the Heath which includes a zoo, an athletics track, an education centre, extensive children's facilities, three swimming ponds and a Lido.

The City of London Corporation manages 11,000 acres of green space across London and south east England, including Epping Forest and Burnham Beeches, with many of its sites designated National nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their unique ecology and rare plant species.

-ends-