Key Stage 2 & 3

Young Explorers –  Use our beautiful surroundings to your advantage and let us help you bring Geology, Geography and Biology to life.  We will adapt to your student’s level of study. You could visit Heatherslaw Mill (Northumberland’s only working watermill), Bamburgh, Lindisfarne or Ford Moss to name but a few.

Time Travellers – The perfect way to study and immerse yourself in ages past.  Choose from:  Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians or 20th Century Conflicts. Delve into the life of your ancestors and discover the trials and tribulations they experienced. Visit ancient Roman forts,  Saxon sites, Tudor towns and historic Viking land.

Please not that period costume is encouraged and that you may get your hands dirty making the food and crafts of your chosen time…

The Sword at Ford – On offer is a blend of our activities including Archery and Fencing plus an historical feast covering the Romans, the Vikings, Flodden Field and Castles as defensive structures. You may visit Lindisfarne, Vindolanda Roman Fort or stay on site as Ford is steeped in many periods of history.

Perhaps most importantly, students will get the chance to see one of the three copies, in Europe of King James IV’s sword that was used in the Battle of Flodden.

Nature Rangers – Study the flora and fauna of Ford and the surrounding area then have all the fun of climbing, canoeing, archery and everything else! Great for Key Stage 3 students who want to understand the importance of conservation, via our landscape, natural resources, marine life and endangered species.

Perhaps your students are older? More advanced groups can study the contradictions of conservation. For example; how does tourism effect our precious landscape?

Thrills, Spills and Hills – A combination of our exciting outdoor activities plus the chance to develop your student’s knowledge History, Science or Geography.  Let us create the trip you need with great excursions to local attracts such as; Lindisfarne or Ford Moss.

Historical StudyRomans, Vikings, Saxons, Battles, Castles, Victorians or Modern History.  An in depth study of the period and investigation will be taught plus lots of exciting activities and excursions. This type of package is best undertaken on a 4 night stay due to the excursions and chance to compare periods in time.

Human Geography – Students study how the landscape has shaped man and how man has shaped his landscape.  Choose from Cash and Conservation (impacts of Tourism) or Husbandry V. Industry (the relationship between agriculture and industry and its effects on demographics and health.)

Biology – Ecosystems and Me.  A study of the natural flora and fauna at Ford Castle and the surrounding area, using biological techniques to look at the relationships between animals, plants and their environment.   Includes a wider view to understand the ways we are impacting these systems.