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Exciting days for KS1 and KS2 pupils exploring the stunning mosaic of habitats of the Ashdown Forest. Bespoke sessions led by experienced staff with fun, hands-on activities linking to the curriculum.

Our day long sessions range from Habitats and Adaptations to Stone Age and Winnie the Pooh.

Through funding from Natural England we are able to offer up to 25 free educational visits per year to the Forest.

Contact our Education Team to discuss your requirements on [email protected]


Free Outreach sessions

Bring the Forest to your school with our interactive and informative indoor and outdoor sessions. With a range of delivery techniques to meet all learning styles, from power point presentations and photos to working with natural materials and drama. More information can be found here. These sessions are offered through funding from the Friends of Ashdown Forest.


Educational support

Studying local history or the local area? Contact our education team for KS1 and KS2 educational support on Forest history, habitats and management and downloadable outdoor learning resources and field packs.


Forest School

The Education Team are now offering forest school sessions for KS1 and KS2 pupils. We can provide regular visits or one day forest school themed sessions such as shelter building or tracking.


Travel Bursary

The Friends of Ashdown Forest have very kindly set aside a sum of money to assist local schools (within a 15 mile radius of the Forest - see map) with their travel costs when visiting Ashdown Forest. For more information click here.


SPARK Awards 2016

spark awardOur Education Programme picked up the Environmental Achievement Award at the SPARK Awards 2016. The award, co-sponsored by the South Downs National Park Authority and High Weald AONB Partnership, for the ‘project or organisation that has made a positive improvement upon the environment, or has helped others develop better knowledge and understanding’ is a brilliant reward for the work the Education Team have done in developing our Education Programme over the last couple of years.

‘The aim of the SPARK organisation is to support, connect and celebrate groups and organisations that work directly with children and young people, helping them to flourish as individuals and contribute positively to society.’

 

 

Winnie-the-Pooh Story Sack (KS1)

A Winnie-the-Pooh story sack, suitable for Key Stage 1 pupils, is available to borrow..

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Mailing List

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