Key Stage 3 programme - Citizenship and enrichment themed day
In this visit, secondary school students get involved in fun team-building activities that take place in a variety of locations at Wakehurst. The citizenship and enrichment day is tailored to suit the needs of your group and planned in detail prior to the visit.
Shelter building in Pearcelands wood at Wakehurst.
Students are challenged to build a shelter in coppiced woodland and take part in trails using orienteering or map reading skills. They also practice problem-solving through activities relating to the environment, collecting and presenting information and look at sustainable practice at Wakehurst.
- Length: Day visit - Includes 3 sessions designed around a creative theme.
- Group size: 20 students.
- Minimum supervision required: 1 adult to 10 students.
- Programme cost: Part of a full day programme - fee starts at £180 | See our detailed pricing plan for more information.
School visits at Wakehurst support and enhance the curriculum offered in schools. We aim to give students opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.
As teachers ourselves, we design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. At the moment, the new government has withdrawn the changes planned for 2010/11 and will be producing new curriculum guidelines. Once they have done that, we will re-visit the learning outcomes for our sessions.
The learning outcomes shown apply to the curriculum as it is at this time. Please note that all our sessions have a cross curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. This session offers students the opportunity to learn to:
- build a shelter in coppiced woodland
- use orienteering or map-reading skills
- problem-solve via activities relating to the environment
- collect and present information
notice and describe sustainable practice at Wakehurst.
Links with QCA/DfE schemes of work
- Unit 10 - Debating global issues.
- Unit 21 - People and the environment.
A typical day at Wakehurst is made up of either two activities of approximately 1.5 - 2 hours each, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, or three activities of approximately 1 hour each, two in the morning and one in the afternoon.
We also offer a number of full activity days, designed around a theme. Once you've selected a combination of activities for your group, you can make a school booking to visit Wakehurst by filling in our online form.
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