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 NOTICE: I regret that due to illness I have suspended Brent School Without Walls activities until further notice. I will post an update as soon as possible.  Martin Francis

Brent School Without Walls is a voluntary organisation that provide free guided nature walks and activities in Fryent Country Park for primary classes, afterschool clubs and playschemes. Activities an also be modified for special schools. Please telephone to discuss arrangements.

Fryent Country Park is situated in the Wembley/Kingsbury area of Brent. It consists of woodland, meadows, hedgerows, ponds and even paddocks with horses.

It offers an ideal opportunity to study the life processes strand of the Science National Curriculum, but activities can also be provided covering local history or art.  Children will be able to pond dip, go on a bug hunt, build mini-shelters and just enjoy the pleasure of running through meadows and enjoying the open air.

I also now offer a 'river walk' exploring the River Brent as it flows from near Wembley Park to Monk's Park.  There are picnic and play areas along the way.

All activities are free and covered by Brent School Without Walls public indemnity insurance.  Martin Francis who runs the activities is a retired teacher and has an enhanced DBS check.

Bus route 206 from Kilburn Park via Willesden and Harlesden now comes to the Paddocks with immediate access to the park. It is not crowded off-peak so useful for schools in the south of the borough to come to the country park.

We can start Fryent Country Park walks at Wembley Park or Kingsbury stations or the bus stops at the French School )formerly Brent Town Hall) or Wembley Asda. Brent River Walk runs between Stonebridge Park  Station and Wembley Park station and can be started at either end.

Key Information
  • Activities

    Our activities are based on hands-on exploration and observation and linked to the QCA Science Schemes of Work

  • Booking

    You can contact us my telephone or e-mail to arrange a trip. Class sizes are limited to 30 pupils. There is no charge. Older pupils usually arrive at 10am and leave at 2.30pm, with shorter visits for younger children.

  • Transport

    Brent School Without Walls is recognised for free transport by Transport for London. Book through TfLat least two weeks before the trip remembering to state which section of the Science Curriculum you are studying.

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Guided nature walks and activities for primary aged children and afterschool clubs and playschemes
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