Est. 1985

London: Savouring Science

  • Pupils being taken around London Zoo hoping to catch a glimpse of one of its residents ©ZSL

    Science Pupils being taken around London Zoo hoping to catch a glimpse of one of its residents ©ZSL
2 day tour
Prices on request

Science is the area of study where students:

  • Learn about the biological, chemical, physical and technological world
  • Plan and conduct investigations to test out scientific ideas and explanations
  • Understand that scientific knowledge has been developed over time by scientists from cultures all around the world
  • Learn that the scientific understanding of the world is constantly changing due to continuing research and new technology (for example the current debate on global warming, climate change and stem cell research)

What better way to get them to understand the world around them and the role that Science plays in our society, than a visit to London to see some iconic attractions. Help them to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to find answers from a wide range of questions whether it’s biological, chemical, physical or technological.

Students will love this exciting, fun packed 1 night / 2 day educational visit to our vibrant Capital City. Our curriculum led tours are suitable for both GCSE Science and Biology pupils as well as A Level Psychology and Biology students. Why not combine a visit to London Zoo with the Royal Observatory Greenwich, The Royal Institution – Young Scientist Centre, the Freud Museum or the Thames Barrier.  You may not be able to talk to the animals yet but students will be fascinated to learn what makes some appear intelligent or to observe the behaviour of particular species and apply this knowledge to the conservation work carried out by the Zoo.   At the Observatory students can participate in a Discovery Day which are designed to be flexible visit days. It is up to you which sessions you select for your Discovery Day. You can choose from: a Planetarium show, a workshop, a gallery visit, use of the lunch room or all of these. Remember that all our tours are tailor-made to meet your needs and budget.  So if you don’t see what you want just give us a call and see what we can do.


Dates

2018 dates available on request


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to London – Travel by coach (Rail travel also possible from some stations)

Depart early morning from school or college to arrive in London mid afternoon.  Check–in to your hotel, then take the tube to Westminster to take a ride on the London Eye. Return to the hotel and a quick change to head out for dinner and a West End show. Alternatively we can arrange a bowling evening close to the hotel, with dinner in a local Italian / Pizza style restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

London Zoo educational project

Meet early for breakfast in the hotel, check-out and store baggage on the coach. Your coach will then take you to London Zoo, on arrival make your way to the location indicated on your booking confirmation letter.  Here you will be met by your Learning and Discovery Officer. This is a full day in the zoo with 2 study sessions planned for the morning and afternoon. Activity sheets and teacher resources are available pre-visit.


Suggested hotel

Royal National ***

Part of the Imperial Group located in Russell Square in  Bloomsbury. This is a large hotel with spacious bedrooms, the majority of which are twin (triples also available). The hotel is used by many school and students groups from both the UK and overseas. The hotel will usually allocate all rooms along the same corridor.

We have included a Continental breakfast at the hotel, however a cooked English breakfast is also available.

Other hotels and hostels are available on request.


All prices are per person based on sharing a twin room and with coach driver's free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 40 full fare paying passengers. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk.

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