Learning Outside the Classroom

Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village. The 1.5 acre site features an extensive gauge 1 model railway which links seven different miniature towns and villages, all of which represent life in rural England as it would have been in the 1930s. The model village and railway offer a variety of opportunities for learning across the curriculum. They provide an unforgettable experience for children and a unique insight into life, transport and industry from nearly 100 years ago.

Godstone Farm is home to over 500 animals, plus cosy play areas and an extensive challenging outdoor play area.  We look forward to sharing 40 years experience of true farmyard fun with your group.  Our schools program has been designed to complement Reception and Key Stage 1 subjects from the classroom.

With entrance to the farm for the whole day and an agenda of tailored morning activities we can offer a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor enjoyment.  A dedicated picnic barn is offered to all school visits and 1 adult goes FREE per 5 children.

‘Engaging’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘fantastic’: just three of the words teachers have used to describe their school trip experiences at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort’s ethos is all about allowing pupils of all ages to engage and explore through creative and imaginative play. The Resort’s offer of theme park rides and attractions combined with interactive educational workshops makes it a strong contender for school teachers seeking somewhere engaging to take a school trip. 

Bring the school curriculum to life with a school trip to KidZania London in 2019

Why is white chocolate white, but milk chocolate brown? How do pineapples grow? Why is biofuel so important? From which plant can both houses and clothing be made? Why do cactus plants look so strange? What is a tenrec? Find out the answer to these questions and many more, as you explore our 4 spectacular glasshouses and 15 acres of flourishing gardens.

You know how important time in school is for your students, but have you ever considered how you can make an even greater impact beyond the school walls?
Providing your students with varied learning environments away from school can be the key to reaching disengaged learners, re-motivating your students and breaking down the barriers to help even your most introverted students find a voice amongst their peers. Travelbound’s educational experiences abroad provide the platform to do just that and more.

The majority of primary schools in England only having one residential trip, usually for year 6 students post SATs, meaning most schools see none of the long term benefits of a brilliant residential. 

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Tuesday 05 September 2017

By Paul Swaddle, Co-founder and Chairman of Pocket App
 

As youngster’s up and down the country prepare for school this September, education technology continues to be an extremely hot topic and mobile apps are proving to be a perfect solution for teachers hoping to enhance their classroom experience. Mobile apps can not only help teachers, but also students and their parents. Here are five ways teachers can use apps to engage their students.

 

1. Improve in-classroom communication

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Wednesday 30 August 2017

The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is launching a competition to find a child who can lend their voice to the award-winning event.

Auditions are open for the Voice of The Enchanted Forest competition, which is calling for children aged between 5 and 12 to record a script to be used during the month-long event at Pitlochry's Faskally Wood this October.

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Wednesday 05 April 2017

The Hideout House Company have created a new range of outdoor classrooms and shelters to complement the forest school revolution

As the Forest Schools programme spreads to more and more UK schools and is becoming ever more popular within both rural and urban educational environments, the Hideout House Company is now offering a creative and comprehensive range of products which complement this theme.