The Pines Garden Coastal Forest School And Museum Dover
The Pines Garden Beach Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover, CT15 6DZ
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Examples of sessions
- South Foreland and Steps Bank: https://youtu.be/sI0AXQTpdlI
- Rock Pooling on the Kent Coast : https://youtu.be/Yn6KywBF398
- Pond Dipping at Rippledown: https://youtu.be/EJpsPQFf0J4
- Delivering High Quality Outdoor Learning on the East Kent Coast.
- Set in a SSSi and area of outstanding natural beauty.
- Highly experienced tutors qualified to Level 3 forest school certification.
- Curriculum plans from KS1 to KS5 that can be tailored to your students needs.
- Support and experience in working with SEN and NEETS.
- A dedicated outdoor classroom for forest school activities.
- Composting toilet or Tree Bogprovides eco-friendly conveniences*
- Tree, plant, mammal and insect identification.
- Rural skills such as dead hedging and basket making.
- Firelighting and camp building.
- Woodland, meadow and hedgerow biodiversity.
- We have been delivering the John Muir Award since 2015 to over 500 children.
- Single day visits or regular visits for local schools.
- Ongoing biodiversity projects to improve wildlife habitats and encourage indigenous and migratory species.
- Dedicated food growing areas and mobile cooking facilities. Learn about Garden-to-Plate, nutrition, plant biology and healthy eating.
- Examples of Permaculture - gardening with nature. Demonstrating a wide range of habitats where humans, animals and plants can all thrive together.
- Experienced gardeners and tutors provide spaces where your students can learn to plant, nurture, harvest and cook their own food. Hands on, practical sessions with real food!
- Just 2 minutes walk from the beach at St Margaret's Bay. The perfect habitat for rock pool investigations and sea shore habitats.
- On the South Foreland Coastline between the historic towns on Deal and Dover. The area is brimming with military archaeology.
We have pledged our support to the #BrilliantResidentials campaign and are committed to delivering High Quality Outdoor Learning: http://learningaway.org.uk/news/2015/high-quality-outdoor-learning-guide-rewritten/
The Bay Trust is working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University. Dr Joe Hinds, a Social-Environmental Psychologist at CCCU is gathering data and helping our Outdoor Learning Tutor, Dr Sarah O?Malley assess the effectiveness of our outdoor learning programmes.
Children gain a greater sense of their own competence, nature connection, hope and dietary awareness.
While many publications are about children, this study involves children. It prioritises the voices of learners. This study is small and adds to the ongoing debate on the value of outdoor learning and play in child development.
Their report is available to download here: http://baytrust.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Rippledown-Executive-Summary.pdf
Inspired by this research we are creating a series of short films with young learners to document their residential learning experiences. Schools are invited to take part in this exciting project and can benefit from the additional benefits of adding digital film making to their curriculum programme!
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