Learning at Cliveden

Outdoor learning

Learning in lockdown: keeping a nature diary… from your windowsill.

Our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ have plenty of great activity suggestions to connect with nature, and just because we all need to stay inside at the moment doesn’t mean we can’t still have a go. We just might have to think a bit differently about it! Keeping a nature diary is number 48, and you could tackle some more 50 things at the same time.

Click the links below to get started
 

Keeping a nature diary… from your windowsill – how to get started

Keeping a nature diary… from your windowsill – winter inspiration

Discover Cliveden

Discover Cliveden estate, the natural outdoor classroom where children can combine curriculum learning with being active. Ideal for teachers planning outdoor primary and pre-school visits, we believe in connecting children with nature for their physical and mental wellbeing.

Please note: in the current circumstances, all our school visits are unfortunately on pause.

At Cliveden, we believe in the importance of getting young people outdoors and in touch with their environment. Our sessions build on and enlighten key curriculum knowledge, whilst also developing teamwork, a respect for nature, and an understanding of how the great outdoors can support our personal health and wellbeing.  

Woodland Wellbeing and Discovery Days

Connect with nature and explore the outdoors’ potential to support wellbeing with our Woodland Wellbeing and Discovery Day. Deepen students' engagement with plants and British wildlife whilst helping them to build strategies to safeguard their mental health on this active, team-building day.

Curriculum links: Science (plants); Art; Design & Technology; Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development:

  • Spiritual: enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination & creativity; reflect
  • Moral: understand consequences
  • Social: use a range of social skills; participate in the local community
  • Cultural: participate in culture opportunities

Cliveden’s History

Discover Cliveden’s unique past and important place in local and national history in this hands-on activity day. Students will develop their understanding of chronology and using sources, before thinking about Cliveden as a home more broadly by getting stuck into some den-building.

Curriculum links: History (local area study); Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development:

  • Spiritual: enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination & creativity; reflect
  • Moral: investigate moral & ethical issues; offer reasoned views
  • Social: use a range of social skills; participate in the local community; engage with ‘British values’
  • Cultural: participate in culture opportunities

Pre-school and nursery visits

Activie outdoor days for little legs, with season-focused, hands-on activities to learn about nature and develop team building and social skills.

" Nothing you do in a classroom can replicate the experience the children had yesterday. These are the days that they will remember for the rest of their lives, because they learnt what it feels like to be free for a little bit. "
- Hannah Rider, local school teacher

As an outdoor, Grade I listed estate, we welcome the opportunity to discuss any Special Educational Needs, including mobility needs, of the children before visiting to ensure we can best support the whole group on the day.  We can organise teacher familiarisation walks if helpful.

Further information about learning and activities for schools and groups at Cliveden

  • Transport grants available - get in touch to find out if you're eligible

  • Possibility of tailoring sessions

 

For more information and to book, contact Katherine Grayson on 01628 605069 ext. 112 or via katherine.grayson@nationaltrust.org.uk