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School trips to Eden

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Activity overview

Who doesn’t like making a den? This activity adds an Eden twist to an ancient art.

What happens: Following some team warm-ups to encourage communication skills, pupils then consider features of shelters from around the world. Success requires the teams to barter and trade to acquire the materials they need to build their den. Their structures must comply with a number of criteria to have the best chance of becoming the winning E-den and of surviving the final ‘trial by storm’.

Skills and curriculum links

This Workshop enables pupils to:

  • communicate effectively to achieve a goal
  • maintain motivation to see a task through to the end
  • use creativity and imagination to solve challenges
  • evaluate and build successful structures

Practical information

  • a facilitated 2-hour outdoor session with our Education Team 
  • full, free access to the Eden site for the day
  • 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
  • Find out the steps we’ve taken to ensure that all participants on Eden Project school visits are safe, with our covid-secure operating procedures