Feedback and Pledges


Lee Valley Regional Park Youth and Schools service continually strive to provide a high quality service, we value your feedback to help us improve and develop. The comments below are just some of our customer feedback.

Bird Watching
Bird watching

Primary school programmes

We have many Primary school programmes that  are designed to help meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2.

"Thank you for such an amazing day on Tuesday. The children had the best day and have not stopped talking about it since" 
Katie Morrison, St Cross Catholic Primary School

"Excellent tutors - very knowledgeable and natural with children.
Ms Lucy Mitchell, St John's CE Primay School
‘I wanted to say a massive 'thank you' for the Forest Schools session some of our Year 4 children participated in yesterday (26.2.19).

It was an all-round fantastic experience for the children, allowing them to explore collaborative working, engineering and entomological skills and learning outdoors. Some of the comments from the children included 'It was the best day of my life' and 'I want to work here when I grow up'. The adults who work with the children witnessed normally timid characters gain in confidence during the session.

Thank you for offering this opportunity to our school. Many of our children never play outside and are unable to afford trips outside of the local area. The lead teacher said that it was one of the best trips she and the children had ever been on.
Headteacher- Starksfield Primary School-  visit funded through Community Access Fund

I would like to thank you and your wonderful staff for a truly enriching experience that our children were lucky enough to be part of yesterday (26.2.19). I really cannot thank you enough for the thought, care and prior preparation that went in to the visit. I know that the children that were lucky enough to participate will never forget yesterday. Much of the discussion today was about yesterday. The children are eagerly looking forward to sharing their experiences with the whole school, this will be done via an assembly.  I sincerely hope that you will consider us for any further sessions.
Jackie Loftus - Starksfield Primary School

Outdoor learning  which is relevant, hands on and well facilitated’
All students progressed in their enthusiasm for science, confidence and general motivation
Teacher Barncroft School

Well presented, child friendly, thought inspiring, fun.
Lots of different activities which means children were not sitting for too long - outside/inside. They were wowed by the 'making fire'. Totally linked with English & History learning. Children already knew lots but valuable consolidated of their learning.
Teacher Prince of Wales Primary School
The children had a brilliant day and I'd happily recommend you to other colleagues to consider for future school trips
Julie Dowling Churchfield Junior School

"I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for such a fantastic trip that we enjoyed to the Lee valley centre at the end of the summer term. The year 4 group from Tetherdown Primary School learnt all about the Stone Age period. Our group was led by Simon. He was exceptional, engaged the children in all of the activities and really brought the learning to life. They did a treasure hunt for relevant plants, learnt to light fire and did cave drawings, amongst other activities. Many of us parents have accompanied the children on numerous school trips and we all agreed that this was one of the best. Many thanks" 
Oonagh Roy, Parent of Year 4 child/ Tetherdown Primary School

Thank you for such an amazing day on Tuesday! The children had the best day and have not stopped talking about it since!
Katie Morrison, St Cross Catholic Primary School

Just wanted to say thank you again for a wonderful morning n- it was very well organised and it made my job easy!
Children had a lovely time and it was great to see them doing lots of hands on activities outside- in the fresh air! Thank you
Lucy Parrianen, Longlands Primary School
"We had a great time yesterday - thank you very much, not as many birds as we would have liked due to the ice but Jane and Simon provided a great fun learning environment. Thank you.
Sandra McLeod, Mayville Primary School


Our thoughts by Stamford Hill Primary School on Orienteering at the Tottenham Marshes

  • Trying to find the posts was so much fun! –  Ishaq
  • I really enjoyed the team that I was in. We worked together. –  Edvania
  • We saw things that we have never seen before. It was fun. –  Nazar
  • I really enjoyed myself because it was challenging but fun. It got the class together and it put a big smile on all of our faces.  Olivia
  • I enjoyed solving the riddles – Sara
  • It was fantastic because it was like a treasure hunt!  – Rizwan
  • I loved it when my friend found the last letter and I felt so proud that we found all the letters – Doralys
  • I enjoyed it when the winner was announced as it got really serious!  – Zoe

I just wanted to say a very big thank you to everyone involved with Sybourn School Trip that took place yesterday. The children had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole session. As teachers and parents, we were very impressed with the content and learning experiences you provided for the children. Every time I spoke to someone from Youth and Schools, they were very friendly and willing to go above and beyond, so thank you once again. I will definately be recommending you to other work colleagues and teacher friends. Well Done!

(Tarah, Reception Teacher, Sybourn School)

secondary school programme

Secondary Schools and College programmes

Our programmes for Secondary Schools and Colleges include activities that help meet National Curriculum; GCSE, BTEC, A Level and degree criteria. From orienteering to a white water investigation.

"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved who made this such an enjoyable day for us all. It was a day that we will never forget and one which we wish to repeat again. Headteacher, Oaklands School


"We had a very productive, enjoyable and interesting day.
Gloria Burns, Redbridge College

Thanks for a really informative visit yesterday. Your knowledge about the Centre is amazing! They all really enjoyed the day and thought the GIS exercise was fantastic and definitely recommended running the trip again next year!

(Jackie Hamsptead, Stewards School, visiting Lee Valley White Water Centre)

student group

Special needs

The Youth and Schools Service is experienced at working with special needs students. We offer a diverse range of activities which can be adjusted to suit a wide range of learning needs, from mild to profound and multiple learning difficulties.

"On behalf of Pinewood's teams we would like to say a big thank you for Thursdays orienteering competition, the pupils were full of it when they returned to school! 

Wayne Goss, Teacher, Pinewood School

The outing was great, wonderful farm, activities and amazing staff.

(Rachel Atkins, Side By Side School)

youth groups

Youth groups

Why not use our activities as a fun way to help achieve scouting and guiding badges or to get your group working as a team.

Please pass on our thanks to Julie and Jane, the boys really enjoyed their bird watching evening and asked if they can come back again! Julie and Jane were fantastic with the boys.

(Helen Barnard ,1st & 2nd Waltham Cross Cubs)

Environmental pledges

We’re extremely committed to helping protect our fragile environment, see how we try to minmise our environmental impact.

We want to show how together just one person when added to everybody else can help change the world just one single pledge at a time.


Here are some of our visitor pledges:

Laycock Primary School

  • I would like to take my mum to this nice park and I would like to bring my family here – Mia
  • I think this park is wonderful for people to know about nature. I would love to bring my family here they would love it – Maliah
  • I love finding stuff, I love my family to come. It felt like a treasure hunt. I love to have a map and compass – Theresa
  • I would like to bring my mum, sister or anyone else to come here and I am now more interested in nature, this is great! – Ruby
  • I think this park has inspired me to look properly at flowers – Harley
  • The trip to Lee Valley Park has inspired me to take more care of plants – Zainab
  • I think the park is fascinating because it has unique animals such as geese – Aminah
  • I promise to take care of animals with all my heart – Natalie
  • I promise to always recycle all my rubbish and care of trees and animals – Shelby
  • I think this park has inspired me to look properly at flowers – Sahara

Bourne Acadmey

  • I am not going to litter or pick flowers – Ahia
  • I will recycle as many things as possible! – Stephanie
  • Do not pick flowers
  • I am not going to drop my rubbish on the floor – Dan
  • To not pick wild flowers and to not go in the car as much. I will cycle or walk – Brooke
  • I won’t use the car as much, I will walk instead. Also, I won’t pick wild flowers – Alice
  • I will recycle lots of stuff like glass, paper and lots of other stuff – Matthew

Shapla Primary School, London

The Year 3 class have pledged to respect animals.

1st Upshire Guides

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Amalie                                                                Emily


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Leigh                                                                    Paige


Please keep your pledges coming, send them to us at

This page will be updated regularly with new pledges chosen by the Youth and Schools team. We cannot guarantee all pledges will be displayed online.

Environmental impact of Youth & Schools

At Lee Valley Regional Park Youth & Schools Service we understand the importance of sustainability and the environmental impact we have on the world. We are constantly striving to minimise our carbon footprint through a variety of basic, sensible actions such as:

  1. Using only recycled paper for printing.
  2. Recycling our old paper.
  3. Providing recycled pencils to the students who visit us in the park.
  4. Giving recycled prizes such as key rings made from vending machine cups or yoyos made from old CD cases.
  5. Limiting the use of Youth and Schools vehicles by sharing journeys where appropriate.
  6. Offering the use of bicycles to all our staff.
  7. We have an online paperless  comments and feedback system

We encourage respect for the environment in all our programmes through information and practical recycling tasks, we also ensure all litter produced by our students is returned to schools with them to be recycled helping not only the environment but also engendering a sense of ownership of the natural world.


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