Choose from the following or contact us to discuss other options:

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Habitat adventures

Curriculum linked learning in the local environment

Suitable for: EYFS, Key Stage 1 & 2 & 3

Location: Rushmere Country Park, WWC Maulden Wood or Clophill Lakes

Description: From learning about the seasons to finding out about the structure of plants or the classification of animals, nothing beats first-hand experience in nature. Immerse children in woodland, meadow or heathland habitat on activities to get closer to wildlife. Visits are tailored to the schools’ requirements with activities to suit. The range of activities on offer includes: minibeast hunting, use of classification guides, pond dipping, trees investigation and identification, map work and orienteering, educational games, sensory activities, den building, storytelling. Please contact us to discuss your visit and we can build a session plan around the topic you would like to focus on.

(Please note not all activities are available at every site.)

Map Skills

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 & 3

Location: Rushmere Country Park, WWC Maulden Wood, Clophill Lakes or your local area.

Description: Maps are useful, interesting, and fun. Pupils learn about map types and uses in discovering the local area, different mapping symbols, discover a compass and practice map reading skills. Option to try out orienteering, working in teams.

 

 

Minibeast Gardens 

Suitable for: EYFS and Key Stage 1

Location: School Grounds

Description: Through a mixture of storytelling, craft, discovery, and practical tasks children work in four different teams (bees, beetles, dragonflies and grasshoppers) to learn about the wonderful world of minibeasts. A mixture of indoor and outdoor activities.

 

River landscapes

Suitable for: Key Stage 3 upwards

Location: Leighton Buzzard River Corridor or Clophill Lakes

Description: Pupils learn about natural processes in action by observing the river corridor, learning about key river features, and discovering the river habitat.  Simple environmental observations (river quality, levels, and speed of flow) can be made, along with observations as to how people use the area. 

 

 

Sandtastic

Suitable for: Key Stage 2 & 3

Location: School classroom & Leighton Buzzard sites

Description: A classroom-based programme introducing pupils to rocks and geology, and the sand quarrying industry in the Leighton Buzzard area. There is potentially an option to visit a sand processing plant and/or restored former sandpit.

 

WISE Wood

Suitable for: Key Stage 3

Location: WWC Maulden Wood and other local woodlands

Description: The WISE Wood project seeks to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people to engage in a meaningful series of activities to enjoy, learn about and develop a connection to the natural world and build their self-esteem. This program is comprised of 5 sessions aimed at a small group of pupils. WISE Wood activities aim to improve wellbeing, open pupil’s imagination, provide curriculum linked learning opportunities and teach about sustainability and the environment.

Please note there is limited availability for this programme and different costings apply.

 

Wellbeing in the woods

Suitable for: All ages

Location: Rushmere Country Park or WWC Maulden Woods

Description:  To introduce children to the wonderful world of trees and woodland. Our education team will help children to explore through their senses and tune into the beauty of the natural world. The focus of the trip will be to take a closer look and think about how nature makes us feel rather than more formal learning. Suitable for all ages whether it is aiming to give EYFS children their first experience of the wider countryside or to provide space for older pupils who need some nurturing time in nature.

 

Studying Your Local Patch

Location: Rushmere Country Park, WWC Maulden Woods, Clophill Lakes, & other sites in Greensand Country

Suitable for: From Key Stage 1 to Higher Education

Description:  When possible, the Greensand Trust education staff help enable A level and Higher education colleges to deliver geography and biology field work. We also work with our partnership organisations to deliver educational visits on other sites (such as Tiddenfoot Waterside Park and Ampthill Park) to enable school pupils to learn about their local environment. This has included map skills and orienteering; “Junior Rangers” activity, bushcraft activities and habitat management. We are happy to discuss options for the upcoming Natural History GSCE. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

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