The Benefits of outdoor study!
There is sometimes a misconception that school trips are far too much paperwork and not enough fun, but we want to prove these negative nellies wrong.
Now, here’s a few facts and figures, but don’t worry, we won’t bore you; they’re here to prove that the grumblers are incorrect.
A survey by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) found that 87% of teachers said LOtC made lessons memorable and 77% agreed that it motivated and enthused young people towards learning.*
So, how does this link in with our fabulous Ford Castle? Well listen up. If you’re thinking of an exciting and memorable way of teaching Geography, History, Biology or Geology we have the solution for you.
On offer at Ford is a range of packages that bring these subjects to life. For instance; ever wondered how to make the miserable medieval period fun?If the answer is yes, then let us take weight off your shoulders and give your pupils the chance to make medieval crafts, eat historical food and visit medieval sites. However, if it’s the Romans, Vikings, Saxons, Tudors or 21st Century Conflicts that you’re studying, fear not. We have it covered with our Time Travellers and Historical Study packages.
Our Young Explorers package will take your Human Geography students to coastal sites Bamburgh, Lindisfarne and Heatherslaw Mill, Northumberland’s only working watermill.
It doesn’t stop there. Explore marine life in the name of Biology and become conservationists for the day at Ford Moss. Students can search for the Puffins, Red Squirrels and moles at the nature reserve.
We can even design a specific plan for your curriculum, incorporating fun outdoor activities and educational excursions.
Let’s all work together and show the 87% of teachers in the survey that they are correct: LOtC is a memorable experience. Here at Ford Castle we’re working towards 100%
*Facts and figures provided from http://www.teachsecondary.com/outdoor-learning/view/school-trips-effective-learning-outside-the-classroom