Hands on Learning!
2017 Key Stage 3 Programme
Each Key Stage 3 Discovery Session involves a selection of small animals from a variety
of groups (e.g. insect, mollusc, reptile and mammal) and biofacts that the pupils can
touch and hold.
These are hands-on sessions, with no written work, that are designed to bring classwork
to life. Children will be encouraged to ask and answer questions and participation of the
trusted adults in the group will help the less confident of the children get the most from
If you have particular requirements or would like to tailor a session to a particular
curriculum or scheme of work, please contact the Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (01953) 715337
The habitats and ecosystems of the world are very delicate and sensitive to change. Currently many changes are occurring in climate and man’s need for resources. Biodiversity is vital in any habitat; plants, small invertebrates and apex predators are reliant upon other plants and animals.
What is the reality of the current mass extinction we could be heading for? Is there hope on the horizon? How can we help?
During this session students will discuss the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems
whilst getting hands on with a range of biofacts and meeting some of our smaller residents.
Just For Fun!
During this Discovery Session children will have the opportunity to touch and hold biofacts
and a variety of small animals including invertebrates and a reptile. This is a great chance
for a fun experience at the end of term or when no specific learning goals are required.
Topic Of Your Choice
Please contact the Education Department to discuss how we can tailor a session to meet
your needs, including particular syllabus or SEND requirements.
We encourage photographs to be taken as they make a wonderful addition to a child’s learning journey. Please ensure all relevant consent has been obtained.
Download a PDF version of the Keystage 3 discovery session information.
Sessions last approximately 45 mins and can seat up to 30 people.
Sessions are charged at £20 and include an education pack.
Sessions can been booked by contacting Guest Services on 01953 887771 option 2.