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Created for schools by experts and teachers at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.  Endeavour has everything teachers need to deliver inspiring lessons about plant science and the environment. 

 

It is packed with innovative teaching resources and curriculum-aligned activities for pupils of all ages.  

It is free for teachers and schools to sign up and access Endeavour’s teaching resources. 

Endeavour’s free teaching resources are tailored for pupils in key stage 1 through to key stage 5 (age 5 to 18).  


About the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Kew is dedicated to building an understanding of the world's plants and fungi upon which all our lives depend.  Using the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections, we provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. 

Loss of biodiversity, climate change, rapidly-spreading pests and diseases, human population growth and challenges of food security are causing unprecedented stress on human societies around the world.

Plants and fungi hold the key to help solve these challenges and through increasing our understanding of why plants and fungi matter, we can unlock their potential. 

Kew is also a major international visitor attraction. Our beautiful landscaped Gardens at both Kew Gardens and Wakehurst, with their extraordinary Living Collections and buildings, attract nearly two million visitors every year.

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Pupils in palmhouse

 

Learning at Kew 

Learning is central to Kew’s work and we offer an array of programmes for all ages both on and off-site. 

Our Schools’ Learning programme welcomes over 100,000 pupils annually to Kew Gardens and Wakehurst, where teachers and pupils, from Early Years through to key stage 5, engage in plant and curriculum-linked sessions with Kew teachers. 

We have adopted a Science Capital teaching approach with a focus on inquiry-based learning.  Our aim is to inspire pupils and teachers to understand the relevance of plants and fungi in their lives for sustainable development.