School Activities

A cross-curricular suite of resources has been produced to help schools get outside and enjoy the meadows and grasslands on their doorstep.

The resources, aimed at KS1, KS2 and KS3, are based around four key themes:

  • What are meadows?

  • Why are meadows important?

  • How are meadows changing and what is the impact?

  • How can we help meadows?

Our key resource is How Healthy is Your Meadow? Healthy meadows attract a huge range of wildlife and can be full of many different types of wild plants. This resource includes an identification guide and an activity sheet and is available to download in English and in Welsh.  You can also request an English version hard copy.

There is also a leaflet on how to create a mini-meadow in the school grounds or a raised bed.

All school resources can be accessed here.  Those currently available are listed below:

Defining the meadow habitat.

This provides a good classroom based activity enabling pupils to consider what a habitat is and what the features of a meadow habitat are.  This should be used in conjunction with card set one.

What are meadow plants? 

A classroom based activity where pupils have the opportunity to develop their skill at creating a dichotomous or branching key.  This should be used in conjunction with card set two.

What mini-beasts live in meadows?

Provides pupils with an opportunity to consider different mini-beasts that they may encounter in a meadow.

How do mini-beasts move in meadows?

This allows pupils to consider the movement of different minibeasts in meadows.

Spotter Sheets

These spotter sheets provide pupils with a focus to explore meadow biodiversity further.  Available for bees, butterflies, birds, damselflies and dragonflies, moths, grasses and waxcaps.

Get to know your meadow species

These sheets have been designed to allow pupils to enhance their botanical literacy.