Lee Valley Regional Park

To mark the 50th anniversary of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, the Youth and Schools service is calling pupils to enter a competition.

Lee Valley Regional Park is spread across 10,000 acres, stretching through Greater London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

The ‘Find 50’ competition calls for pupils from Key Stage 1 and 2 to visit the Nature and Wildlife pages on the Lee Valley Regional Park’s website, research the range of habitats and wildlife described and create a drawing, painting, collage or poem about the park’s biodiversity.

The winning entrants will secure free coach travel for their class and year group to and from the regional park for an educational trip.

The trip will get pupils involved in a Discovery Day programme which will include sessions themed around habitats, plants, rivers and lake.

The Discovery Day sessions will take place across Lee Valley Regional Park visiting venues such as the historic Waltham Abbey Gardens, Myddelton House Gardens, River Lee Country Park and the WaterWorks Centre.

The artistic submissions deadline is the 20th March and will be judged by the Youth and Schools team. Winners will be revealed in late March.

More about education at Lee Valley Regional Park

Discovery Days can cover various curriculum based subjects including Science, Geography, History, Art, Design and Technology.

The activities aim to give pupils a sense of ownership and understanding of the natural world, drawing on the importance of nature reserves and a wide array of species and habitats.   

Lee Valley Regional Park provides a range of opportunities including minibeast hunting, river walks, dairy farm tours, GPS/traditional orienteering, design programmes and sensory safaris.  

The park’s 10,000 acres comprise of a mix of heritage sites, nature reserves and open green spaces alongside sports venues.

Additional information about the Find 50 competition can be found at visitleevalley.org.uk/education