Teacher & Pupil Comments

Teachers’ Comments 2014

Developed understanding of rainforest plants and animals. Enhanced knowledge of rainforest products for everyday life.
Extension of existing knowledge, hands on experience really useful.
Learnt which plants grew where. Great classroom session about how and why plants grow.
Greater understanding of pollination – excellent role play activities.
Greater understanding of rainforest plants and their by-products.
Students were able to relate classroom learning to a real environment.
Great enthusiasm developed for the topic and new found wonder of nature.
Excellent hands on experience for the children, the session really helped to put our rainforest topic into context for our pupils.
Friendly, approachable, patient and knowledgeable staff.
We enjoyed exploring the rainforests room, the children enjoyed the teaching session and looking at different seeds.
The students showed such a keen interest in what was being told to them. This was refreshing and enjoyable to see.

Teachers’ Comments 2013

The Education Team were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Thanks again for a wonderful day, we have all really enjoyed the day and taken lots away from it!
Always appropriate for level, very welcoming and friendly.
Excellent support from planning through to the day itself, thank you!
All staff and volunteers were fabulous, very knowledgable and patient with the children.
Excellent value for money, all pupils engaged and involved throughout.
The children andTeachers’ Comments 2013 staff had a fantastic day, we learnt lots about the rainforests; a great launch to our topic.
Friendly staff and really exciting activities; we will be back next year!
Excellent experience as always!
Thank you again for a wonderful visit, you are so well organised and accommodating.
Always find this visit a tremendous support to the work we do – follow up is always of good quality – Education Officer is excellent!
A fantastic visit, excellent environment and excellent staff.
Thank you so much, the team were so welcoming, warm and friendly to all our children.
We had a most enjoyable and informative day.

A first visit and we will return.

I would like to thank everyone involved in our visit for ensuring the day ran smoothly.
Lovely to be able to choose the day that caters for our own needs. Wonderful staff who, even when they left us, made us feel completely comfortable and at home on the trip.

Pupils’ Comments

“The peacock is awesome.” (Year 5)

“I loved it here! I hope you never close!” (Year 4)

“It was super duper!” (Year 3)

“Very fun!” (Year 3)

“My experience at the Botanical Gardens was awesome!” (Year 10)

“I would definitely come back but no school and teachers, just friends. It was totally epic.” (Year 10)

“This was the best day of my life.” (Year 3)

“My experience here was fun, the staff were very cheerful and I enjoyed being around them.” (Year 10)

“It was wicked!” (Year 3)

“Can we stay here every single day?” (Year 4)

“I think your service is very good. P.S. thank you for having us.” (Year 4)

“Thank you for the amazing trip, I will come back.” (Year 4)

“It was very good, I want to come again. Lots of rare plants – I learnt loads!”  (Year 4)