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School trips to Eden

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Activity overview

Survive in the Cornish wilds by learning to work with fire and explore trust and risk. Pupils will learn new skills, safe practices and respect for their surroundings.

What happens: The session takes place in Eden’s Outdoor Garden. Inspired by an original story, children work in teams to build the skills they need to work safely with fire. Each child will make a lamp using only natural materials, and then work together as a team to light a small fire safely. Finally we’ll make and bake bread together around the campfire whilst listening to the story’s end.

Skills and curriculum links

This Challenge enables pupils to:

  • focus on successful teamwork and collaboration 
  • maintain motivation to see a task through to the end 
  • use creativity and imagination to solve challenges 
  • carefully follow instructions to complete a practical task

Practical information

  • a facilitated 3-hour session with our Education Team 

  • full, free access to the Eden site for the day (during opening hours) 

  • all equipment needed to complete your challenge 
  • a personal welcome from the Education Team on arrival 
  • a base for your bags in our purpose-built education centre, The Core 
  • a space to eat your own lunch 
  • free entry for accompanying adult helpers, whose participation is essential to the success of the day (please note, our maximum adult/pupil ratios are as follows: KS2 and KS3, 1:10)
  • a free preparatory visit to Eden for teachers wanting to plan their school trip, which should be booked in advance

Combine this with an overnight stay

Why not make a proper trip out of your school visit and combine a School Challenge like this with a School workshop and a stay at the onsite YHA Eden Project? Make your booking via YHA Eden Project.

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