Parks & Gardens UK

Parks & Gardens UK
Parks and Gardens Data Services Ltd,
The University of York
The King's Manor
York
North Yorkshire
YO1 7EP
England

Website

www.parksandgardens.ac.uk

E-mail

info@parksandgardens.ac.uk

Telephone

01904 433965

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Parks & Gardens UK is a leading on-line resource dedicated to historic parks and gardens across the whole of the United Kingdom. The information on the website is available free of charge. The web resource features an estimated 6,500 site records and 2,000 records of the people associated with them. Additionally, there are educational resources and articles in our Explore and School Zone areas where we promote both learning and play using historic designed landscapes.

Venue Type:

Archive, Heritage site, Archaeological site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Campaign or initiative

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Key Stage 3 Designing a new playground

http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/327/school-zone-51/key-stage-3--241.html

This activity supports learning in design and technology, with strong links to art and design. It asks students to develop, plan and communicate ideas and use knowledge and understanding of materials and components to design and make models of fixed play equipment for a local park. This equipment could be aimed at toddlers, young children or teenagers and could be themed in order to promote awareness of the natural or built elements in the park. Students can either work in teams to create a single large piece of fixed play equipment or individually to create separate pieces of equipment. All the tasks can easily be adapted for less able or younger children. Many of the supporting resources f

Creator

  • David Walmsley

Publisher

  • Parks & Gardens UK

How to obtain

This resource is free.

Exploring Historic Parks

http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/327/school-zone-51/exploring-historic-parks-246/exploring-historic-parks-616.html

These suggestions aim to help you prepare children of all ages and abilities for a visit to a public park. You need not do all, nor follow them in sequence, but they offer starting points to focus a visit. Park and go! suggests follow-up activities to a visit to a public park.

Creator

  • David Walmsley

Publisher

  • Parks & Gardens UK

How to obtain

This resource is free.

Exploring Parks activity sheets

http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/327/school-zone-51/exploring-parks-acticity-sheets-244.html

These are downloadable activities for shared exploration of a park, suitable for families with young children.

Creator

  • David Walmsley

Publisher

  • Parks & Gardens UK

How to obtain

This resource is free.

Key Stage 1 Parks for people and animals

http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/327/school-zone-51/key-stage-1-parks-for-people-and-animals-239.html

This activity will help introduce KS1 children to park environments. They are cross-curricular, offering learning in art, science, history, geography and citizenship, many underpinning the development and application of literacy and numeracy skills. Each subject strand is supported by extensive imagery which can be downloaded for use in the classroom as paper copies or for use on an interactive whiteboard.

Creator

  • David Walmsley

Publisher

  • Parks & Gardens UK

How to obtain

This resource is free.

Key Stage 2 A local history study - How has our park changed?

http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/327/school-zone-51/key-stage-2-a-local-history-study-how-has-our-park-changed-240.html

This activity supports the teaching of the QCA History Unit 18 What was it like to live here in the past? and, depending upon the age of the park, will support learning in the History Unit 12 How did life change in our locality in Victorian times? It can also link to cross-curricular work including the Geography Unit 6 Investigating our local area.

Creator

  • David Walmsley

Publisher

  • Parks & Gardens UK

How to obtain

This resource is free.

Key Stage 2 Respecting parks as public property

http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/327/school-zone-51/key-stage-2-respecting-parks-as-public-property-247.html

This activity supports the teaching of the QCA Citizenship Unit 9 'Respect for property' in which children learn about their responsibility to respect shared or public property.
Children work in groups to formulate plans for the improvement of their local park (or a nearby park that you have identified). They visit the park to assess its current facilities and devise ways of consulting with the local community and visitors to the park about suggesting improvements.

Creator

  • David Walmsley

Publisher

  • Parks & Gardens UK

How to obtain

This resource is free.

Key Stage 4 Restoring a historic park

http://www.parksandgardens.ac.uk/327/school-zone-51/key-stage-4--242.html

This is a dynamic and engaging role-play activity that aims to increase young people's appreciation of public parks and the issues surrounding their protection, funding and management. It supports work in citizenship, in which students learn how people can have a say in matters that affect their environment, and how through discussion, negotiation and compromise they can effect and influence change. It also helps students to appreciate the needs of others in the community and to respect their views when formulating plans for shared space.

Creator

  • David Walmsley

Publisher

  • Parks & Gardens UK

How to obtain

This resource is free.

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