Primary School Outdoor Learning (Key stage 2)
17th August 2020
Springwood , Melbourne,
An inspiring day where learning, fun and adventure all combine
We can offer some outstanding hands-on sessions that can inspire and enhance learning in various subjects. History is one of our particular favourites, where we love bringing ancient history to life – especially the Stone Age.
Sessions can be based in your school grounds but you are also welcome to arrange a trip to Spring Wood on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border.
Create your day
Build your own day by choosing 3 or 4 topics from the following:
Simple shelter construction
Using a selection of poles and forked sticks children can make a simple shelter frame and consider what materials would have been used to cover it with.
String and Cordage making
Otzi the iceman had plenty of string made from bark fibre, nettle as well as grasses. Children will be able to make their own string and learn about various fibres including Lime Bark which was very significant in that period of history.
Friction Fire Lighting
Using some specialised equipment children will be able to get involved in creating fire with a bow and drill. This method is often seen as a bit crude and relying on brute force however with good materials and some quality instruction it is very achievable.
Using some simple techniques we will look at simple ways to track as well as look at some primitive weapons that are known to have been used.
Creating simple gadgets out of forked sticks to hold a pot over the fire is a fun session that draws out initiative and design skills.
Having enough clean water is fundamental to any society of any period of history. We will look at simple principles and compare various materials that can filter out levels of sediment as well as learn how to eliminate bacteria.
Stone Age – Iron Age comparisons
Either as a separate session or built into each one we can look at key differences in how key skills differed during early history. Looking at how a thatched Roundhouse can be built as well how fire lighting became revolutionised with the Flint and Steel.
Between £300 and £660 per day, depending on the number of instructors required, plus travel if over 20 miles away from Springwood. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and book.