Schools and nurseries

Schools and nurseries

Plan your visit

Before booking your visit to Discover, please carefully read the following information to ensure you book a session best suited to the needs of your pupils. To plan your risk assessment, please review our safety measures.

Discover school visits are led by our professional Story Builders, trained to support young people’s core language and literacy development. Our sessions are designed to complement the national curriculum and can contribute towards sections of the ‘Discover’ and ‘Explore’ Arts Award.

Sessions are suitable for children or groups with special educational needs (SEN) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) needs. Schools must provide as much information on pupil needs as possible at least two weeks in advance of the session.

What is included in a school visit?

We offer two types of school sessions differentiated for pupils from Nursery – Year 4:

Exhibition Session:

Set in our changing Exhibition space — currently The 100 Story Hotel — this workshop is suited to Nursery – lower KS2. Find out more here.

Story World Session:

Set in our First Floor Story World this workshop is suited to Nursery – lower KS2. Find out more here.

 

Sessions run for 90 minutes and include the following:

  • Storytelling
  • Interactive story building* activity
  • Free play in dedicated immersive space
  • Facilitated craft, games and drama activities

Please note that school and nursery visits do not include access to the ground floor Story World or extended access to the dedicated workshop space beyond the 90 minutes. We are also unable to permit additional free play in the garden before or after the 90-minute session.

* Story building is an interactive, collaborative storytelling methodology pioneered by Discover.

Book your visit

To book a visit for your school, please contact our Bookings Team on 020 8536 5555. We can also help you work out which session will best suit your pupils’ needs.

We have limited space available for school lunching. If you require a room for lunch, please book this with our Bookings Team ahead of your visit, at an additional cost of £20.

Visit our Story World

Visit our Story World

Our unique play environment provides an inspiring venue for school visits.

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Visit our Exhibition

Visit our Exhibition

Interactive school exhibition sessions take children to the heart of some of the UK’s most beloved children’s books.

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Discover in your classroom

Discover in your classroom

Bringing the magic of Discover into your classroom. 

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Writing your risk assessment

Writing your risk assessment

Information to support teachers and schools to prepare risk assessments ahead of their visit to Discover.

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