School and Group Information
Our education programme has a wide range of different environmental education activities. See the outline programmes and session detail documents in the downloads section on this page.
You can also see our staff in action on our YouTube channel. Meet the team and see some of our sessions on the YouTube Schools – Outdoor Education playlist and try out some of our activities in your school grounds using the Garden Challenge and Wildlife Watch playlists.
See more about health and safety and how we are adapting to Covid-19 on our Health and Safety page and in our risk assessments. We can also adapt to your needs on site, at your site or digitally.
Subjects covered include science, geography, history, music, literacy, technology, maths, citizenship and art and design. We have also undertaken training in outdoor well-being activities aimed at children and adults and can work with you to adapt those for your learning and well-being needs.
Our sessions are designed to appeal to all pupils, whatever their ability or preferred learning style and includes titles like ‘Working the Woods – past, present and future'(where you can develop your own trail routes); as well as the more traditional environmental education activities like ‘Nature Detectives’, or ‘Supersense’ or ‘Nature’s Art and Technology’.
We can offer a range of ‘Woodland Experience’ sessions, including bushcraft and fire-lighting / campfire cooking and ‘Forest School’ taster days and programmes for all age groups.
We also offer a tailor-made package for schools – you tell us your requirements and we will do our best to deliver a package to suit you and your pupils. This may also include training for you and your colleagues. We would be happy to meet you, show you the facilities and discuss your requirements in person.
For groups in the holidays we can lead fun sessions with an environmental theme; for example mini-beast hunting or organise a ‘Summer School’ for you. Fun days can be developed from any of our standard sessions.
Follow our Environmental Education Project Team: #RoslistonEnvEd on Twitter and
‘Environmental Education Project at Rosliston Forestry Centre’ on Facebook
Our standard sessions last up to 2 hours and cost £100 per class of up to 30 pupils (if you book a full day of up to 4 hrs teaching it will cost £190)
Our ‘Early Years’ sessions last up to 1.5 hours and cost £75 per class of up to 30 pupils.
We also have some self-guided trails which you can follow at low cost or no cost, before or after your taught session. If needed, you can book a small room as a base which costs £30 for half a day.
Self-led groups are welcome but groups of 15 or more (including adults and children) MUST enquire about dates and book in advance, particularly in the light of social distancing and hygiene requirement (we need to manage access to toilets).
Occasionally schools and Holiday Clubs bring groups of children for the day without booking staff or anywhere for the children to shelter/have lunch or leave their bags. This creates problems for the group and the site in the event of wet, cold or hot weather AND in May / June / July / August when the site is usually fully booked.
Organizing activities and making sure the children are protected from the elements during break times should be part of your risk assessment.
Please note: We do not allow self-led groups to do habitat work or shelter building or collect material on site.
Please read the Self led Groups Booking Information and Checklist for guidelines for self-led visits, and contact us for advice before booking a coach.
If you don’t want to use any of our facilities, we might be able to find a suitable site closer to your school which could save you the coach costs.
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