Work Experience

Our Education Centre offers work experience opportunities for students who have an interest in outdoor and environmental education.  You will become involved with the following activities: 

  • Preparing resources for education sessions
  • Setting up classrooms and outdoor spaces ready to receive a school group
  • Supporting school pupils of all ages as they complete activities both inside and outside the classroom
  • Supporting the delivery of activities such as pond dipping, minibeast hunting, meadow studies, art and craft, weather studies, gardening and outdoor games
  • Cleaning and clearing away equipment at the end of sessions
  • Other administrative tasks that help support the work of the Royal Parks Foundation


1 week placements are available from February to August 2017 and are open to the following groups:

Pupils aged 14 - 16 looking to complete statutory work experience and who show an interest in a future career in science or environmental studies
Pupils aged 16 – 18 years who are completing qualifications in science, environmental studies or education
Students aged 18+ who are looking to gain experience in outdoor and environmental education

To apply for a placement, please send an attached cover letter (no more than 1 page) and CV to Laura McMahon at [email protected].

If you prefer to contact us by post, please send a cover letter (no more than 1 page) and CV to:

Laura McMahon
Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre
C/O The Old Police House
Hyde Park
W2 2UH

In all correspondence, please include your

  • e-mail & home address
  • mobile number
  • a landline number if available
  • age
  • school year
  • preferred dates for your placement

Places are limited and will be offered based on the strength of the application and the suitability of the applicant. If you have any questions, please contact us on 020 7036 8040.