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The A.W. Robinson Classroom in the Woods

The A.W. Robinson Classroom in the Woods

At the Classroom in the Woods, we aim to enrich the curriculum in a natural environment. The Classroom was developed with help of the Natural England Educational Access scheme and hopes to enable children to explore the countryside in a controlled manner as a part of their education. With the help of former head teacher, Richard Dawson, our classroom provides a unique experience providing opportunities for schools to work outside of their classroom environment. Richard uses his experience in curriculum enrichment to support teachers and help link the visit to the chosen topic. Moorhouse Farm is a working arable farm set over four hundred acres with areas of mixed hedgerows and ditches that are a haven for a variety of flora and fauna. The farm also incorporates a thoroughbred stud which is home to several brood mares and young stock. The farm is under many environmental projects, including the Natural England Higher Level Stewardship scheme which has seen a huge improvement in the wildlife that can be seen on the farm. Last year, we held a variety of visits featuring topics such as, The Gruffalo, Growing Things, Ancient Egyptians, The Enchanted Forest and the Stone Age.

Address

Moorhouse Farm
Barton Street
Ashby cum Fenby
North East Lincolnshire
DN37 0RU

Contact Details

Main contact:
Richard Dawson
07980 363103

Facilities

  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

Our indoor classroom is fully heated with kitchen facilities and allows access to Wifi and a projector if required. Adjacent to the classroom is a winding woodland walk leading to an opening which is home to a fire pit, seating and a covered area if necessary. The Waithe Beck runs through the farm and can be accessed via a 15 minute walk through open grassland. The beck is currently under the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project and was restored back in 2011 to help improve it's condition. The beck has recently been described as a 'first class' example of a chalk stream and groups are invited to take a look at the beck whilst learning about it's creation and the creatures which call it home.

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes

We invite group leaders for a pre visit meeting where we will run through ideas for the day and make sure everyone is satisfied with how it will run and what will be included. The visit is planned according to this and Richard will link every aspect closely to the curriculum to maximise results from the day. The visit will be lead by qualified teaching staff. The Classroom in the Woods has public liability insurance, a generic risk assessment and on site leaders are DBS checked.

Pricing

Please contact us for specific pricing, as we price each trip individually. Our standard charge is £200 per day but discounts are given for smaller groups, block bookings and special circumstances.

Accreditations

CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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