Teacher & Pupil Testimonials

Statement from Trip Leader – September 2020


On September 21st 2020, Grange Primary Academy visited Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

All documentation, covid-19 updated, was e-mailed, and the Gardens’ communication and organisation facilitated the prompt planning, as we had been seeking a venue just a week before the trip date.

Our teaching sessions were scheduled to meet our curriculum needs. Our year 6 children had a fantastic day, whilst being protected by the organisation of the Gardens to ensure dedicated space and social distancing, specific routes in and out, dedicated classrooms and our own toilets.

The children have asked to go back again. As a school, we highly recommend taking your children.

Mrs. Williams, Head of School.


Other Recent Teacher Testimonials


  • The teaching sessions were excellent, hands-on and interactive. The length of the sessions was perfect. I know both of the sessions will help with the children’s learning. The sessions enhanced the children’s experience. (Ms Y. Kosar, Ark Victoria Academy)
  • The great teaching sessions were pitched at the level of our children. They were very excited and were `wowed` while exploring the grounds. They will be talking about this for weeks! (Mrs N. Patterson, Dame Ellen Pinsent School)
  • Thank you for the well thought-out interactive and engaging teaching sessions. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and explained how much fun they had. (Mrs I. Chahal, St Teresa’s Catholic Primary)
  • The staff that ran the teaching session were fantastic. They were `hands-on` with the pupils and very helpful. (Mrs Begum, Abu Bakr Girls School)
  • Super knowledge and enthusiasm by staff in Animal Handling workshop. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience and the students who went last year were keen to talk to this year’s students about it. (Ms G. Russell, Manor House School)
  • We had a fantastic day – my first trip and one to remember, so thank you. (Miss C. Lander, St Stephen’s C of E Primary)
  • Thank you, the children and staff had an amazing time. Some called it the best trip ever. (Mr J. Ricketts, Kingsthorne Primary)
  • Thank you for our tour of the Glasshouses, both guides were excellent. I’ve not had a class get so much out of an educational visit before – we went twice around a class of 30 naming things they’d learned during the day and didn’t repeat anything! (Dr Fishwick, Lickey Hills Primary)
  • Our visit was well organised and ran smoothly from start to finish, and the children loved it. We will be back! (Mrs J. McGrath, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary)
  • The teaching session was very enlightening! Thank you for a super day! (Mrs M. Gillott, Priory School)
  • Rainforest Fun with Live Animals was an excellent teaching session. (Miss L. Bick, Brookfields Primary)

Recent Pupil Testimonials


“Fantastic! The fish were beautiful.” (Year 3)

“It’s beautiful, I’m having the best day ever!” (Year 3)

“The best trip ever!” (Year 2)

“We’ve had a wonderful day and we’ve learnt a lot to help us in our rainforest theme.” (Year 5)

“We learnt a lot of things we hadn’t learnt before!” (Year 3)

“I loved the fish, being a `human tree` and learning about flowers.” (Year 1)

“It was really kind how we were allowed to hold the animals!” (Year 5)

“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)

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