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Key Stage 2 - Woodland Survival

Enjoy a day out in the woods with an emphasis on fun, problem-solving and team-building. The enrichment day is tailored to suit the educational needs of your group and is designed around the theme of plants or plant conservation.

Photo of children playing in a shelter

Shelter building in Pearcelands Wood at Wakehurst.

Overview

The challenge is to build a shelter in coppiced woodland. This enrichment day involves fun, team work and problem solving. A typical day may also include looking at sustainable practice in the woodlands, following trails using orienteering or map-reading skills, and creating art from the woodland materials. However, we can devise other activities which may fit better with the your educational needs.

  • Length: Day visit
  • Group size: 30 students (maximum)
  • Minimum supervision required: 1 adult to 8 students
  • Programme cost: See our Prices and FAQs page for more information

Prices and FAQs


Learning outcomes

We design our sessions to match the learning outcomes in the National Curriculum. All our sessions have a cross-curricular approach and are tailored to suit the educational needs of your group. We aim to give pupils opportunities that are difficult or impossible to create in the school environment.

This session offers students the opportunity to:

  • design, plan and build a small shelter for a mythical creature they have created or a larger shelter to accommodate their group
  • work effectively in groups
  • present the reasons for the choice of material and den design to the other groups

Other outcomes will depend on other associated activities agreed at a planning meeting.


Curriculum links

This KS2 visit supports and enhances the Science curriculum offered in schools but could also be linked to other parts of the curriculum eg Geography and Art and Design.