Active Science at Hamsterley Forest

Pupils from Yhoden Primary School went with OASES staff on a ‘Mission to Mars’. They arrived in their space vehicles (buses) to start interplanetary investigations. First they went on a guided walk and scavenger hunt, collecting alien artefacts from their surroundings and exploring their new environment. The explorers then met one of the alien inhabitants and, using their knowledge of habitats, created a new home for the ‘little grass man’. Following lunch the group were told that they had been deserted by their space vehicles and had to create emergency dens to survive an oncoming Martian storm. After some initial instruction on the art of building a secure and safe shelter the children worked in team to create some fantastic structures so when the storm hit (water kindly supplied by OASES staff) the children remained warm and dry.

“Excellent from start to finish. Both Jo and Gemma were fabulous with the group and set pupils clear and concise instructions. Staff were very knowledgeable” - Mr N. Calvert, Yohden Primary


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Active Science at Hamsterley Forest
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Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE

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