mixed group of older children standing by a shelter made of logs in the forest

Key Stage 3

Flexible and adaptable activities led by experienced, well qualified environmental education officers, offering outdoor fun and exploration, which can be tailored to meet your group’s needs. 

Choose 2 activities from the list below to make your own programme for your visit or we can design a bespoke day for your group.

Arrival time is between 9.30 and 10am departure time between 2 and 2.30pm.

At lunchtime you will have access to a heated classroom, an area to play or have a picnic, and toilets.

  • Trees: adapting to a changing climate

    Year 7, 8 and 9

    Can trees save the planet? Hands on practical investigations in the forest to find the answer.

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  • Hot homes: hotter planet

    Year 7, 8 and 9

    Can we keep warm and use less energy? A practical investigation into the effectiveness of different insulating materials.

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  • Climate change and me

    Year 7, 8 and 9 and can be done as an outreach session

    An interactive workshop to help students understand the science of climate change and enable them to take meaningful climate action.

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  • Investigating ecosystems

    Year 7, 8 and 9

    Investigate the adaptations and predator/ prey relationships of animals in one of the forest habitats. 

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  • Water Courses: Hillwood Stream

    Year 7, 8 and 9

    Study a water course in its nature, can streams like this help to prevent flooding in urban areas?

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  • Making sparks

    Year 7, 8 and 9

    Make and light your own camp fire to do some simple cooking.

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  • Shelter building

    Year 7, 8 and 9

    Build a shelter in the forest. Would it keep you dry if you had to stay in it overnight?

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  • Orienteering in the forest

    Year 7, 8 and 9

    A navigation challenge in the forest, use your map skills to find your way with your partner.

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  • KS4 Activities

    Flexible and adaptable activities for KS4 students led by experienced, well qualified environmental education officers, offering outdoor fun and exploration, which can be tailored to meet your group’s needs. 

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