Urban Tree Festival

person icon The Royal Parks


The Urban Tree Festival is an annual, community celebration of trees: their benefits and beauty, their majesty and magic, in cities, towns and all urban environments. Events, celebrations, walks, talks and storytelling are held across London and the UK, bringing all communities together to share their enjoyment of trees and nature. The 2022 Festival runs from the 14th to the 22nd of May.

As part of the Urban Tree Festival, The Royal Parks invite you and your KS2 students to get creative and speak out about the impact of urban trees during the climate emergency.

royal parks tree festival

Your school can sign up to receive a free set of curriculum-linked 'tree'mendous workshops that will hone your students' skills in poetry, creative and descriptive writing, research posters, and art.

The workshops aim to engage and inform members of the public of the importance of urban trees during the climate emergency.

royal parks tree festival

Each participating school will receive lesson plans, supporting introduction videos and student workbooks. Your students will spotlight a species of tree, found within the Royal Parks from the classic Oak to the famous Weeping Beech.

We'll then share your favourite pieces of student work with our tens of thousands of followers on social media and our website. Students who submit their entries will also receive Urban Tree Festival: School Challenge certificates.

royal parks tree festival

Workshops include:

Story (suitable for all KS2)
Students will learn how to structure stories and use adjectives to build their own character. Using the workbook they will consider the different parts of their stories before beginning a creative writing task.

Poetry (suitable for all KS2)
Following the video and workbook, students will analyse a poem and learn about rhyme, rhythm, syllables, haiku's and acrostic poems before turning their hand to becoming poets.

Art (suitable for all KS2)
Using the mediums of pencils, paint and paper, students will be led through activities considering scale, size, shape and the use of light to add depth to paintings. They'll then be tasked with creating an inspirational work of art around the theme of climate change and your school's tree species.

Research Poster (suitable for upper KS2)
In this more challenging workshop, students will be conducting their own research into their school's tree species to create a research poster. They'll learn about reliable sources, scientific drawing and will practice descriptive writing. They'll then need to gather and organise their research into an informative poster.


If you are interested in hearing a bit more about how The Royal Parks can help you with planning your next school visit then why not get in touch here.






In-Park Primary Learning Sessions
In-Park Primary Learning Sessions
In-Park Primary Learning Sessions

We’re ready to welcome you and your students back to the Royal Parks with our specially adapted safe and secure outdoor learning provision. All sessions remain curriculum-linked to meet learning outcomes but additionally give children time outdoors
view details..

The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks

Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages.
view details..

Geography Online Workshops
Geography Online Workshops
Geography Online Workshops

Link up live with The Royal Parks' Learning team for a unique interactive experience for your students. These curriculum-linked sessions will inspire your students to explore the parks' incredible environments.
view details..

In-Park Secondary Learning Sessions
In-Park Secondary Learning Sessions
In-Park Secondary Learning Sessions

We’re ready to welcome you and your students back to the Royal Parks with our specially adapted safe and secure outdoor learning provision. All sessions remain curriculum-linked to meet learning outcomes but additionally give students time outdoors
view details..


Biology Online Workshops
Biology Online Workshops
Biology Online Workshops

Link up live with The Royal Parks' Learning team for a unique interactive experience for your students. These curriculum-linked sessions will inspire your students to explore the parks' incredible environments.
view details..



Seven Years at the MAD Museum
----

The MAD Museum's impact on school groups and the creative way in which they work.

continue reading...

Workshops at Drayton Manor Zoo
----

Discover how multi-sensory learning experiences at Drayton Manor can benefit your class during a school trip.

continue reading...

Mindfulness Nature Discovery Days
----

Lee Valley invite you to experience their 10,000 acre classroom and tell us about their new mindfulness nature discovery days programme.

continue reading...

Learn to Fly
----

iFLY's STEM packages get full marks, and for British Science Week, we're offering 15% off the ultimate school trip!

continue reading...

New Educational Programmes at Cotswold Farm Park
----

Beth, the new education officer at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, shares exciting changes that are happening at the farm this year.

continue reading...

Get school trip offers by email

Unsubscribe at any time, we won't share your email with anyone else, just send you all the best offers and inspiration for your next class trip!

Subscribe