Exclusive event for schools

Bestselling author M.G. Leonard is joining us here at the Eden Project for an exciting one-off event for schools, covering science and literature. She’ll be inviting you to explore the hidden world of insects here at Eden, and sharing her own fascination with beetles. 

What your day includes

For just £6 per pupil, you can enjoy a day’s event (10.30am – 2.30pm) including:

Author talk, plus Q and A

M.G. Leonard will share insights about her work as an author, the characters in her books and her fascination with beetles and their extraordinary powers. 

Microscopy session

Pupils are invited to see beetles, bees and other bugs in incredible magnification, using state-of-the-art Zeiss equipment in our science lab, with help from our experts.

Rainforest activity

Head into the Rainforest Biome to explore the relationships between plants and animals, using a special Interdependence trail. 

Bee exhibition and talks

Hear about the amazing world of bees – who have five eyes, and whose wings move 12,000 times a minute!

Beetle crafts

Join the Eden Schools Team to make some clever beetle-themed crafts.

About the author, M.G. Leonard

M.G. Leonard’s brilliant works include creepy-crawly favourites: Beetle Boy, Beetle Queen and Battle of the Beetles. Beetle Boy, the first of the bestselling and award-winning Battle of the Beetles trilogy, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, was a previous Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month and also won the Branford Boase Award. Most recently M.G. Leonard has published a non-fiction companion to the series, The Beetle Collector’s Handbook. 

How to book

This event is now fully booked.

This event is suitable for schoolchildren aged eight and above. Places cost £6 per pupil, and it's free entry for accompanying adult helpers (our suggested adult/pupil ratios are as follows: Key Stage 1, 1:6; Key Stage 2 and 3, 1:10; Key Stage 4, 1:15; Key Stage 5, 1:20).

‘I loved Beetle Boy. It is at once engaging, creepy (bound to be), funny and full of excitement. Truly great storytelling.’

Michael Morpurgo