School Trips and Visits

There is overwhelming evidence for the positive effects of outdoor learning for children, adults, schools and communities. The agreed changes to the new Welsh curriculum encourages schools to increase their outdoor and off-site learning opportunities.

Our 2017  school trips link to the new curriculum. The changes to the Welsh and English curriculum should provide teachers with more time to be creative, learn outdoors and focus on children’s development and their long-term assessment. All of the trips will clearly link to the curriculum you are working too, using the new learning strands.

  • Health and well-being
  • Humanities
  • Languages, literacy and communication
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Science and technology
  • Digital competence

 


Locations

 

Northop Campus, Coleg Cambria, Flintshire 
- Headquarters and established forest school site.

Flintshire Coastline
 Beaches – A variety of sandy, pebbly and rocky shores to explore

Loggerheads County Park, Denbighshire 
 – Wooded, limestone river valley with fascinating history and views

Or a location near you or your school / setting

Wicked Woods and Crazy Coasts : A school trip made-to-measure…. Fun, exciting, messy and engaging.

10am – 12pm lunch 12.30pm – 2.30pm

£150 for up to 30 pupils for ½ day or £250 for up to 30 pupils all day. (More than 30? It is £300 for up to 60 children. Still have more? Call us.)

Qualified Forest/Coastal School Leader led outdoor experience.

www.plasderwforestschool.co.uk,

forestschool@gmail.com

01352 840 955 07881 700 952

 

Pokéwoods KS2

Think treasure hunt and top trumps… Pupils design and make their own warrior creature out of natural materials from the wood. The design is based on adaptations exhibited by woodland creatures. Strength and skill levels of their creatures are decided mathematically and the battle ensues.

Health and well-being – physical and mental benefits of being active in nature.

Languages, literacy and communication – Description, basic scripts, scene and character development and communicating methodically.

Science and technology – design and build a creature from natural material, exploring adaptations to different habitats and the basics of survival.

Digital competence – Reference to the coding and methodical sequencing of developing games.

Humanities – Habitat and geographical factors effecting survival, ethical battling, reference to historical settlement and tribe development and structure.

Mathematics and numeracy – Strategy, addition/subtraction/fractions.

Sea-tropolis KS1 and KS2

Observation of the extreme living conditions of the coast leads to discussions about the harshness of the habitat and the way animals and plants have changed over time to give them the best chance of survival. The theme is to help them imagine moving to a big, scary metropolis to get them to think about how they would tackle the challenges they would face.

Health and well-being – physical and mental benefits of being active in nature.

Languages, literacy and communication – Observation and description, scene and character development and communicating methodically.

Science and technology – adaptation, habitats, food chains, natural and man-made threats to species and habitats, conservation and action.

Humanities – Habitat and geological/geographical features of the coast. Global and local changes and effects on the coastal environment.

Mathematics and numeracy – Games and activities incorporating subtraction, addition and population variations

 

The secret life of pests KS1 & KS2

How do the scriptwriters develop films like The Secret Life of Pets? This session explores, observation, research, and inspiration. The children take observation to a whole new level, watching insects, finding out where they like to live, what they eat, and how they survive before creating there own masterpieces.

Health and well-being – physical and mental benefits of being active in nature.

Languages, literacy and communication – Observation, research and reporting.

Science and technology – adaptation, habitats, food chains, natural and man-made threats to species and habitats, conservation and action.

Humanities – Habitats and global and local changes and effects on the woodland environment.

Mathematics and numeracy – Games and activities incorporating subtraction, addition and population variations

Trolls, dragons and pesky pixies KS1 & KS2

The film and gaming world is full of vibrant, crazy characters. Some based on myth and tradition, some plucked from the minds of geniuses. This session gets the children observing, discussing, planning, making – adding a sprinkle of imagination and humour – and performing in the woods.

Health and well-being – physical and mental benefits of being active in nature.

Languages, literacy and communication – Observation and description, scene and character development and performance.

Science and technology – adaptation, habitats, food chains, natural and man-made threats to species and habitats, conservation and action.

Humanities – The messages in films targeted at children. Ethical, global, conservational or behavioural conclusions.

Mathematics and numeracy – Games and activities incorporating subtraction, addition, fraction, percentages and variations

Chester lakes Adventure course

We launched the Adventure Course in Spring of 2016 and have been inundated with bookings for parties, end of year trips and sports club reward sessions. Our Adventure Course is also available for hire by schools,  as we can only cater for smaller groups here its ideal as a reward session, or end of term activity. The course can also be combined with a Forest School session to cater for larger groups.

Contact us for more details on a tailor made package to suit your group.