Eel Assemblies and Workshops

As part of our Thames Catchment Community Eels Project we are offering exciting free eel classroom workshops and assemblies for Primary Schools in the Middle and Lower Kennet and the Pang catchment.

ARK are project partners with fellow Rivers Trusts Thames Rivers TrustSouth East Rivers Trust and Thames21. Together we are working closely with Zoological Society of London and Thames Estaury Partnership to help the long-term survival of the European eel. Throughout this project we are running a limited number of workshops for local schools.  
Workshops can be integrated into your curriculum and by the end of the session your students will have a better understanding of:

  • Their local river
  • River features
  • Healthy habitats
  • Wildlife and ecology with a focus on the European eel
  • The European eel life cycle, including the migration undertaken during its life
  • Eel anatomy and adaptions
  • Food chains
  • How they can help eels and their river
More detail about the sessions can be found here
Eel classroom workshops and assemblies will be run on Zoom/ Teams with the aim to deliver in-person sessions in the autumn. All students will receive our new eely amazing eel educational materials to take home.
The project area covers the River Kennet including Kintbury, Newbury, Thatcham, Woolhampton, Theale, Tilehurst, and Reading; and the River Pang around Pangbourne, Tidmarsh, Sulham, Englefield, Bradfield, Stanford Dingley and Hampstead Norreys.
If you are in the project area and are interested in a workshop for your KS2 class or an assembly please get in touch with