From Autumn 2023, we offer a new Membership Scheme for schools.
The charge is approximately 33p per person, either student or teacher or TA, with the minimum amount being 100 people as Members. So, for 12 months it is £33, charged by invoice.
For some schools this will be enough for everyone on the books, or all of the Juniors, or Infants. For larger schools it may be enough for a Year Group. Beyond 100 we will calculate a charge, pro rata.
What do you get for your Membership?
When you supply the relevant Teacher email, we immediately will sign you up for the weekly Green Fridays blog.
Then you will be sent a Welcome Gift – Telling the Time Blues package, plus a Questionnaire to help ascertain what your personalised package will contain.
There are 2 pathways, and you choose one of these to receive support, guidance and resources as necessary to deliver your chosen project: –
VISITS to the CENTRE
The following 3 films, made with Gorran Primary School, give a sense of the excellent team-work that can develop during the day.
Rocks and Ores come first in our research.
Wheels and mine machines, driven by water come next
We always look forward as well as back, to help achieve a greener future.
After the practical challenges comes a quieter period of listening to stories, often with a song, in the shed. We encourage everyone to have a substantial snack at this time, in readiness for the walk to come.
GROUP SIZE & PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENTS
Each visit is very much tailored to the needs of the group, so that we can give targeted help to young people requiring a ‘re-set’ after home learning and lock-downs. The length of day will be a maximum of 5 hours, including a long walk, for those of sufficient stamina/fitness. You may choose to specialise in any curriculum area, either historic, creative, STEM or Green Awareness. A PDF, to enable follow-up work, and worksheets for the Blue Peter Green badge, will be included in the agreed price (starts from £50 for one hour, up to £225 for 5 hours).
email your enquiry – firstname.lastname@example.org
Transport-wise, we can accommodate 2 mini-buses and a couple of staff cars. If you prefer to book a full-size bus for a class, the activities can only begin and end at Ponts Mill public car park. You will then walk to Meadow Barns for a long lunch stop and on through the woods for the afternoon. With advance notice we can also make a plan for limited mobility students, who normally would join in for the shed stories and be driven to the valley car park, where there is a new wheel-chair friendly path below the viaduct.
For primary schools it may be possible to receive funding assistance towards transport costs from the Cornwall Heritage Trust. https://www.cornwallheritagetrust.org/apply/