We offer a range of activities for children, either as part of a school trip, holiday ‘club’ or private session. During school holidays and weekends, we offer bushcraft activities, either on a full- or half-day basis: keep an eye on our Events/News page Facebook and Twitter for details.
The following activities therefore have no specific link to a particular subject, but are good fun, and still educational!
- Local walks, exploring natural history, history, geography/geology and enjoying the great outdoors. We generally aim to go somewhere with a great view.
- Sketching -can be done for a variety of reasons: pure art, to serve as an aide-mémoire, or as a geographical skill.
- Bushcraft –fire-lighting, shelter building, camp cooking, food foraging, making camp gadgets/furniture, tracking.
- Fossil hunting.
- Team-building/wide* games, orienteering.
The following studies relate well to the National Curriculum in England & Wales for history at KS 2 & 3:
- Many local historical sites can be used to investigate life in the Iron Age –there are a number of hill-forts in the area. Pupils can then have a go at Iron Age/Celtic crafts, whilst considering why they are there. A visit to a hill-fort could be combined with other science/geography fieldwork: the microclimate study may be especially suitable.
- The nearby Blaenavon Industrial Landscape is a World Heritage Site, and is an ideal opportunity to investigate Victorian life, with a number of excellent free museums, including the Blaenavon Ironworks, the World Heritage Centre, and Big Pit.
- There are also a number of Medieval castles nearby from which to study the ‘Age of Princes’, and the Norman Marcher Lords also occupied this area. A trip to Caerleon would be suitable for studying the Romans.
All activities are highly adaptable, and can be adjusted to suit prior learning, ability and background. We are always happy to create new activities/games to suit your pupils and scheme of work. Please use the contact page to ask for details.*semi-competitive games played in a large open space, see: http://funandgames.org/games/GameWideGames.htm for a definition and a few general ideas.