Free learning resources with Professor Brock!
Welcome to our education section where you'll find a range of free learning resources for use at home or school. We've teamed up with Professor Brock to create materials to suit different needs. Some focus specifically on badger ecology, such as the video below and accompanying lesson plans. Others seek to enhance awareness by simply incorporating badgers amongst wider curriculum topics.
We'd suggest starting with the video 'The Secret Life of Badgers' before looking at the pages below for KS1, KS2 and KS3 lesson plans, badger fact sheets, games and activities!
The Secret Life of Badgers
A film starring Berkshire badgers.
This 12 minute film is a wonderful introduction to the world of badgers, containing some fabulous nighttime footage, largely filmed at our Binfield sett!
Suitable for use standalone in assemblies or as the basis for a lesson. Accompanying lesson plans available for KS1 and KS2.
A collaboration between the Badger Trust and Binfield Badger Group
Professor Brock's fun stuff
A selection of quick puzzles and activities to provide learning through fun. Great to do at home or at school.
Professor Brock's badger
Where does a badger live? What do they eat? How do they communicate? Prof Brock's range of infographics aim to answer these questions & more.
Professor Brock's whole school activities
Why not bring your badger studies together with whole school events? From fundraising, to assemblies, to exercise and simple fun, you'll find useful ideas here.
We would love schools to bring badgers into the classroom (metaphorically, of course!) and are happy to offer a wide range of support:
If you simply want to include badgers in your current Schemes of Work, you’ll find a range of activities and worksheets on the Key Stage pages;
If you’d like something a little more personal, we can visit your school to talk with children or give an assembly;
We can also offer advice to help you deliver your very own ‘Badger Day’, incorporating badgers into whole school activities as well as a range of curriculum topics. We know from experience how much children enjoy and learn from such days!
Our education programme offers:
a 12 minute video to introduce children to the secret life of badgers;
free lesson plans and resources, designed by teachers for teachers;
varied curriculum coverage including English, Science and Maths;
extended learning on one of our most recognisable, iconic and much-loved species;
whole-school community activities;
opportunities for engagement with a local charity, beyond the school gates.
If you’d like to chat about any aspect of our education programme, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although our activities are primarily intended for schools, we also give presentations to youth groups, such as Brownies, Scouts and so forth. To request a talk, please contact us at email@example.com.