Schools

Geography

A volunteer teaches grid references on a mapping course at Box Hill © Catherine McCusker

A volunteer teaches grid references on a mapping course at Box Hill

Our situation lends itself perfectly to geography field trips, due to the clearly defined land formations and human impacts on such a popular visitor destination, with such specific conservation demands.

  • Geography day - KS2
  • Box Hill mountain rescue - mapping and co-ordinates - KS3
  • The impact of tourism on a honeypot site - geographical investigation - KS3
  • GCSE Controlled assessment - KS4
  • Management talks - KS3, KS4, KS5

 

Science

Learning and Events Ranger on a school science trip © Catherine McCusker

Learning and Events Ranger on a school science trip

Learn about science in nature's classroom:

  • Town mouse, country mouse - habitats - EYFS/KS1
  • Habitats year 3 and 4 - KS2
  • Forensic investigations - adaptations, interdependence and microbes - KS2

"The best field trip ever." Year 4, St Teresa's, Effingham

Art

Art work made by school children during an art session at Box Hill © Catherine McCusker

Art work made by school children during an art session at Box Hill

The natural world provides us with the most inspirational and stunning textures, colours and shapes. By looking closely at what's already there and maybe adding to, or manipulating nature, we can make humorous or thought provoking art.

  • What is sculpture? EYFS/KS1
  • Wild art - KS2, KS3

Other courses

Children walking along the woodland trail © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Children walking along the woodland trail

Learning is brought to life outdoors - so bring your poetry students, set the scene or enjoy one heck of a PE lesson! We can tailor courses to suit your needs and fully utilise the day out of school.

  • Woodland gymnastics - half day PE course KS2, KS3
  • Poetry workshop - half day - KS2, KS3
  • Kidnap! - half day scene setting workshop - KS2, KS3

SEN

Young students from a local school visit Box Hill © NTPL/National Trust

Young students from a local school visit Box Hill

Everyone has an affinity with the outdoors. Why look at a picture of something when you can touch, taste, smell or hold it?

  • Living and growing
  • Weather impacts

"Thank you so much for Monday, all the students really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it." KS3 Woodlands School

Education leaflet

Our education leaflet contains more details about our offers to schools, as well as approximate timings and prices.

Forest School

Box Hill forest school

We have dedicated an area of totally untouched woodland to make a secluded location for Forest School. To obtain a license for your own Forest School activities, contact our Learning and Events Ranger or email our recommended forest school practitioner.

Can't get to us?

We'll come to you

We can come to you. We deliver stimulating talks or assemblies that bring the outdoors indoors. Email our Learning and Events Ranger, Catherine McCusker to find out how we can help.

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