OUTREACH VISITS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN SUSSEX JUST £50*
*Get this money back if you book a return visit to Railway Land
The Railway Land Wildlife Trust is offering outreach visits designed to support the curriculum at KS1 and KS2. Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff will provide a pre-site visit to get to know your school grounds, followed one of our hour-long curriculum focused sessions below:
• Habitats Identify and classify plants and animals by using simple keys. Look at adaptations, food chains, life stages, or reproduction. Collect data. Distinguish between living and non-living parts of a habitat.
• Maths Adventure Making maths active, purposeful and fun! We’ll measure, count, estimate, sequence and calculate our way through your school grounds, collecting data that can be taken back to the classroom.
• Hunting for Stories Stories lurk outdoors, just waiting to be found! Creative literacy and story making session inspired by the wealth of natural elements found in any school grounds.
NEW SCHOOL VISITS AT THE RAILWAY LAND
LOCAL NATURE RESERVE
Situated in the Ouse Valley bordered by the river, the Railway Land Nature Reserve in Lewes has all the ingredients for a truly enthralling school visit. We have a wonderful mosaic of habitats including woodlands often full of birdsong, water meadows brimming with invertebrates, and ponds with frogs, newts and dragonflies. You may see a heron or egret, or even a peregrine falcon which nest nearby. We have a purpose built environmental education centre, the Linklater Pavilion, and the use of advanced technology such as digital microscopes and webcams.
*If you book an education visit to the Railway Land nature reserve in the 12 months following your outreach visit, we will give you the £50 off the cost of your trip to the nature reserve, making your outreach visit free!
EDUCATION SESSIONS AT THE RAILWAY LAND NATURE RESERVE
We offer a wide range of engaging sessions to meet learning objectives right across the curriculum from EYFS to KS3.
Full details can be found on our SCHOOL VISITS web page.
Where is the Railway Land and Wildlife Trust?
Situated in the Ouse Valley, the river borders the Railway Land Local Nature Reserve, providing an excellent teaching resource for physical and human geography. The whole site is a positive example of regeneration and changing land use, having previously been extensive railway sidings.
We are an accessible site and are near to transport links, and encourage schools to consider travelling to us by sustainable transport.
The Sussex Community Rail Partnership may be able to assist on your journey.