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School trips to Eden

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Activity overview

This challenge is an exploration of nearby nature, in which pupils travel through the fields and lanes of Eden. They'll use all of their senses to reveal nature and all its wonder in new ways. It's a fantastic opportunity to compare the life of the rainforest with our own Cornish nature. 

What happens: Starting with an ‘unnature trail’ to train the eye, pupils will hunt mini-beasts and investigate their habitats, before working together to create a home for some unlikely visitors. They’ll use games and craft to learn about adaptations, and will be asked to think about life in its many forms, including how animals, plants and people can live successfully together.

Skills and curriculum links

This Challenge enables pupils to:

  • broaden vocabulary and understanding of habitats, interdependence and adaptation
  • make careful observations, noticing similarities and differences
  • communicate effectively with others to complete a 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.