The Steel Valley Project, (SVP) has an established history of working with Primary,
Junior and Secondary Schools. The SVP is very keen to support and encourage schools
in using local green spaces to deliver the national curriculum as well as engage
with young people outside of normal school time. This is in order to encourage a
sense of connection, respect and responsibility to such sites and the wildlife and
heritage found in them.
By working with staff and pupils, the SVP staff and volunteer trainees have delivered
a wide range of support and projects.
Including schools in the design and management of local green-spaces to encourage
their use as outdoor classrooms.
Improving school grounds; constructing furniture, ponds and other wildlife habitats
(such as mini-beast ‘hotels’ and hibernacula) planting trees and orchards, living
willow sculptures and herb gardens.
Providing placements, supervision and tools for: Years 9/10 work experience; Volunteer
Academies; citizenship classes; ASDAN and Duke of Edinburgh schemes; parent/school
Supporting staff training and development through INSET sessions, delivering lessons
in the classroom and on local sites managed by the SVP. This can include supporting
Forest School type activities as well as helping staff identify suitable sites in
the area for delivering classes and activities.
We also hope to offer some worksheets on the website in the future, so please check
back with us. If you would like more information, then please contact us here.
Universities and colleges
The SVP has hosted student interns and work experience placements for under graduates.
We have also provided support for project work and dissertations for first degree
and Masters levels as well as courses available to the wider public.
Study areas have included: Environmental Management, Conservation, Archaeology and
Landscape Design. If you would like to discuss opportunities, then please contact