Schools

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New for 2015 - Curriculum linked packages

 We offer a wide range of activities for pre-schoolers to secondary school children.

Select from one of our curriculum linked packages, or choose from our standard activities to tailor a day to your needs.

We like to get children outside as much as possible, as well as having an inside classroom, we have shelters in our Education Area.

Curriculum linked packages

Discover Wicken's amazing range of habitats and wildlife © Fisheye Images

Discover Wicken's amazing range of habitats and wildlife

 Living things and their habitats (KS1)

Explore a variety of habitats at Wicken Fen, and discover the relationship between habitats and the animals and plants within.

Curriculum packages cost £5.40 per child. 

Curriculum linked packages

Learn identification and recording skills © NTPL/John Millar

Learn identification and recording skills

Living things - classification, ID & recording skills (KS2)

Discover what lives in a variety at Wicken Fen, and how to identify and classify simple plants and animals. 

Curriculum packages cost £5.40 per child.

Curriculum linked packages

Explore using your senses © NTPL/Lee Searle

Explore using your senses

Sensory Day (KS1,2) 

Discover how senses enable humans & other animals to explore Wicken, thinking about what it means to be alive.

Curriculum packages cost £5.40 per child

Curriculum linked packages

Learn how people lived and worked on the Fen © NTPL/Wicken Fen

Learn how people lived and worked on the Fen

 The Fens (KS1,2)

Discover the history of the Fens. 

Starting with how they were formed and focussing on the local way of life and how people lived and worked on the fens.

Curriculum packages cost £5.40 per child.

Curriculum linked packages

Discover the importance of water to humans and wildlife © NTPL/richardnicollphotography.co.uk

Discover the importance of water to humans and wildlife

 Importance of Water (KS1,2)

Explore the importance of water for both physical and human processes in this cross-curricular activity day. 

Find out how water shaped the history of the fens, and discover what lives in the waters of Wicken today.

Curriculum packages cost £5.40 per child.

Curriculum linked packages

Learn to navigate using GPS © NTPL/Fiona Symonds

Learn to navigate using GPS

Fen explorer (KS2) 

A fun, cross-curricular activity day exploring Wicken Fen with GPS, and developing teamwork skills to create shelters and dens in the wild.

Curriculum packages cost £5.40 per child.

Offsite packages

The Learning Team could come to your school during the spring term.

We have designed sessions to complement your visit to Wicken Fen, or as a standalone session at your school.

School activities - Pond dipping

Discover the Fen's amazing wildlife © NTPL paul harris

Discover the Fen's amazing wildlife

 Suitable for all age groups.

Topics: Food chains, habitats, minibeasts.

School activities - Minibeasts

Children sweep netting for bugs © NTPL paul harris

Children sweep netting for bugs

Suitable for all ages

Activities include sweep netting, log rolling & dragonfly hunt.

Topics: Minibeasts, habitats.

School activities - Boardwalk

Wicken's historic windpump on the Boardwalk Trail © Paul Harris

Wicken's historic windpump on the Boardwalk Trail

 Suitable for all ages

Topics: The walk can be adapted to fit the topic of your visit - sensory (KS1), habitats, drainage & management, conservation (KS3+).

 

School activities - Fen Cottage

See how fen folk used to live  © Fisheye Images

See how fen folk used to live

Suitable for KS3

Take a guided tour around our traditional Fen Cottage and workshop. Learn how people lived and worked on the fen.

Topics: Social history 

School activities - Fen flora

Discover unique fenland plants © Joe Cornish

Discover unique fenland plants

 Suitable for KS3+. A simplified version is available for KS2.

Topics: Plants, sampling, comparing plants on peat & clay soils, features of typical fenland plants.

School activities - Geocaching

Learn modern navigation skills © National Trust

Learn modern navigation skills

 Suitable for KS2+

Use GPS for a high tec treasure hunt. Working in small groups, children use a pre-loaded GPS to find hidden caches.

We add questions or challenges to fit the theme of your visit.

School activities - Wild art

Get creative on the fen © NTPL/National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Get creative on the fen

Suitable for KS2

Use what you've learnt from other activities to create an animal that lives on the Fen using natural materials.

School activities - Information

Get creative on the fen © NTPL/National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Get creative on the fen

Activities cost £1.80 per child / activity.

Each activity lasts 45 - 60 minutes.

You can fit 3 activities into a day visit, or 2 into a morning visit.

 

Admission prices

Admission for visiting schools is charged at £2.30 per child.

If your school has the National Trust Education Group Membership, admission is free. Accompanying adults are free.

EGM

Education Group Membership (EGM) gives every child on your school trip free entry to National Trust places.

Costs are worked out on the total number of children in the school. EGM cards can be purchased at Wicken Fen.

Book your visit

Children sweep netting at Wicken Fen

To book a school visit or for more information please call the Learning Team on 01353 720274 or e-mail 

Please book early as availability is limited.

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