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RFS Teaching Trees @ Kirkley Hall

RFS Teaching Trees @ Kirkley Hall

Teaching Trees offers fully funded woodland visits for schools and groups with children aged 3+. Led by our highly experienced and qualified Education Officers, our visits are curriculum linked and create knowledge and understanding through experience of the natural world.
Woodland Ecosystems
EYFS and KS1
Signs of the Season
Seeds and Life Cycles
Sounds of the Forest
Little Red Riding Hood (Tree and Animal ID)
Minibeasts
Foodchains
Hedgehogs, hibernation and homes
KS2
Seeds and Life Cycles
Surviving in the woods
Hunter Gatherers
Treasure hunters ID challenge
Contrasting locations – rainforests and native woodland
Contrasting locations - broadleaf and coniferous woodland
Climate Change
Producers, Predators and Prey
Woodland Management
KS1
Mapping and symbols
Conservation and Sustainability
Active woodland management

KS2
Woodlands under Attack
Mapping, co-ordinates and scale
The Forester Challenge (Numeracy)
Active woodland management
Junior Foresters Award
Forestry and Timber
EYFS and KS1
The Three Little Pigs (Timber construction)
The Billy Goats Gruff (Bridge building)

KS2
What have forests ever done for us?
Careers: the role of the forester
Materials – properties of timber
Please note that not all topics are available at all sites and some may only be available at certain times of year.

Address

Kirkley hall Zoological Gardens
Ponteland
Northumberland
NE20 0AQ

Contact Details

Main contact:
Becky Wilkinson
01295678588

Facilities

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

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes

RFS Junior Forester Award programme available here.

Pricing

We have a limited number of fully funded visits available at this site per year, thereafter £125 per visit.

Accreditations

LOtC Quality Badge

This place has been awarded the LOtC Quality Badge.

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