Delivered in your school or local green space, all out outdoor workshops are linked to the curriculum and are a great way to start a new theme of study in class. All topics link to Eco-Schools Awards and we can also write new bespoke programmes if a topic is not already covered.
Rising temperatures and greenhouse gasses are changing our planet. Join us on a journey through the water cycle and discover how climate change is changing our planet.
In this interactive workshop we will explore the concept of global warming and how our electricity use is contributing to climate change.
Discover how Christmas links to global warming, explore ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
Become a bug detective and learn about weird worms, silly snails, murderous millipedes and busy bees.
Meet children who live in different countries; Brazil, India, Ethiopia and Russia. Explore how our lives are similar to theirs and how they differ.
Find out where your food comes from – the plants and the countries, explore new tastes, and grow some of your own.
Join us on a delicious journey following the life of a fair-trade chocolate bar from Africa or South America to the shelves of your supermarket.
Find out how people managed to have a healthy diet during WW2 when food was rationed.
*This workshop is suitable for spring and summer only.
Learn about the causes of flooding, who are at risk in your local area, and how you can protect yourself, your family and your household from flooding.
Your pupils will work in a group to complete a series of challenges including building a tower made of sticks to the tallest height possible and devising a model raft made of natural materials to carry as heavier weight as possible. They will also design themselves a necklace made of natural materials to show allegiance to their tribe. Your group will learn how to work together safely, and achieve results through trial and error.
Explore your grounds and the bugs and beasts who have adapted to live there. Hunt for mini-beasts and learn about them; how they move, what they eat, how they survive and why they are important to us. Create natural habitats for them in your school grounds to encourage more mini-beasts in the future. Inspire a passion for nature in your group. Investigate your ponds, trees, grassland, flower beds, woodland and streams to learn about these unique habitats and discover how animals are adapted to survive in them.
Give your pupils the experience of life as a hunter gatherer in the safety of your school grounds or local green space. Use team work to build your own shelter and light a fire from friction or a spark. Cook over an open fire to see if life was harder or easier in the Stone Age. Key stage 2 groups can also learn about gathering water and water purification which is key to survival and modern life.
The focus of this session is on natural materials in the outdoors, specifically looking at light, colour and shape. Learn about outdoor artists like Andy Goldsworthy or local artist Richard Shilling. You will create your own masterpieces in your own school grounds and engage with nature in a personal and calming way. Use digital cameras to record your work and transfer it inside the classroom.
In this session we will show you how to use a number of different ways to make maps of your school ground from natural materials, including 3 dimensional maps and printing maps on cloth. Use skills to track your group across your grounds and look for signs which show that animals have visited your outdoor area.