We want young people to truly understand and enjoy the Broads but we know financial and timing restraints often preclude schools from being able to do as much as they would like and give their pupils the opportunity to discover a real sense of place.
Heritage Lottery funding enables us to solve these issues and we have designed a high quality, fully funded programme, delivered by education experts, resourced with a host of technical equipment AND its own bus to enable young people to get to and from the wide variety of experiences we are offering.
Our programmes are not limited to being presented in a classroom. Many involve outdoor experiential learning visits to nature reserves and other parts of the National Park. These include a commitment to getting young people to experience the Broads from the water itself – all funded by the project.
The programme includes:
An introductory roadshow is a 50-minute interactive learning experience that includes short custom-made videos, competitions and group role play designed to take up to 60 students and backed by our 3.5-meter show screen.
Broads experience trips taking pupils to nature reserves and onto the water to learn more about habitats and conservation issues.
Classroom activity sessions and public showcasing events enabling
pupils to create art and models that represent and reinforce their knowledge gained
to date and for the wider community to see the results.
The Broads National Park Awards are for those pupils who wish to spend
more of their own time on the Broads learning more from our experts about
wildlife, habitats, conservation, photography or art.
Student Volunteer Awards are offered to High school students that we
support to deliver themed activities to Primary schools and the wider community.
The Digital Biathlon is great fun for both pupils and wider family members. It’s an
event that involves smartphones, competition, photography and social media. Take a
look at its Facebook page which documents the pilot project.
To find out more about any of our education and learning activities please contact us.