The Eden Project is a unique organisation; social enterprise, educational charity, tourism destination, exemplar of regeneration. This session sets Eden in the Cornish context and provides practical examples and real world contexts to ground your students’ learning.
What happens in the workshop
This classroom-based session links strongly with the Geography A-level syllabus. We encourage the students to ask questions and build a running dialogue with us throughout the interactive session.
A visiting teacher review
“The workshops are well run and the Eden experience can't be found anywhere else.”
This workshop enables students to:
use Eden Project as a working example of Rural Rebranding and part of Cornwall’s regeneration
discuss the Rebranding Players and the Multiplier Effect set in the context of our local economy
explore how Eden is run as a sustainable business and a Social Enterprise
study the importance of our brand and marketing
We've designed the workshop to complement the following Geography syllabuses:
Edexcel GCE Geography Unit 2 option 4 Rebranding places
OCR GCE Geography 3.2 Unit F762 Managing change in Human Environments, managing rural change, the growth of tourism
It also offers content aimed extending students thinking beyond the specifications.
This takes place in a workshop room inside our purpose built education centre, The Core, with an optional follow-up activity across the Eden site.
The workshop costs £6.70 per pupil, with a minimum charge of £130 per group (includes VAT). Group size is flexible. The cost includes:
a facilitated workshop with our Education Team
free access to the Eden site for the day
all equipment needed for the workshop
free teaching resources enabling your class to prepare for the workshop and to follow up on the activity (download a sample copy)
a personal welcome from the Education Team at the entrance
a base for your bags in our purpose-built education centre, The Core
a space to eat your own lunch
The price includes free entry for accompanying adult helpers, whose participation is essential to the success of the day (please note our suggested adult/pupil ratios are as follows: Early Years Foundation Stage, 1:3; Key Stage 1, 1:6; Key Stage 2 and 3, 1:10; Key Stage 4, 1:15; Key Stage 5, 1:20).
You’re welcome to bring more helpers if you’d like; for a charge of £15 per adult. We also offer a free preparatory visit to Eden for teachers wanting to plan their school trip, which should be booked in advance.