Woodland Trust Sites

OASES has secured permission from the Woodland trust to take school groups into their woodlands on school trips.  

Within the north east the Woodland Trust own many different sites, so there is bound to be a woodland worth visiting near to your school.  Some sites, like Low Burnhall in central Durham, contain everything from ancient trees to whips, mown grass to wildflower meadows, so they are an ideal place to study habitats, lifecycles and classification.

Schools can choose from a range of OASES led activities available as day sessions (£250) or half day sessions (£150).  Den Building; Survival Skills; Orienteering; Team Building are available throughout the year.  Half day sessions can be 'mixed and matched' to make a full day.  




(Running from 24th April 2017 until 23rd July 2017)

EYFS – Gruffalo Discovery
Come to find the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood
Key Stage 1 – Plant Detectives
Learn key features of plants and trees within the woodland
Key Stage 2 – Habitat Explorers
Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment
Key Stage 3 – Forest Orienteering
Use your map work skills then set and follow trails in the forest

Bespoke packages are available upon request.  If your school is wanting to use a local Woodland Trust site for regular trips we will work with your staff to ensure that: all permissions are in place; all of the necessary risk assessments are completed; staff are confident and inspired to use the site. Please see the attached flyer Woodland Trust Bespoke School Sessions for more details and then get in touch to discuss your school's requirements.  Bespoke packages start at £300.

Please be aware that most Woodland Trust sites do not contain toilets or an outdoor classroom, so half day visits are recommended.

Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE

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