The Teddy Bears Picnic programme is based on the principles of Earth Education and focuses on environmental education for reception and Key Stage 1 classes. During your day visit to Leeson House, the children will take part in a sequence of activities which will help them learn the requirements for life of Teddy Bears - and all other living creatures. A picnic lunch shared with all the Teddies.
After the picnic the pupils will listen to a story which ties together all the themes explored in the morning session. The day concludes with the pupils working in groups to create miniature "desert islands" for their Teddies, complete with all the requirements for life.
Children learn to use all of the senses through games such as 'Scratch and Sniff' and the 'Unnature Trail'.
Ideas from Andy Goldsworthy’s amazing art are used to make outdoor pictures and sculptures!
Pond Study and Minibeasts
Children explore the masses of pond life beneath the murky waters of our ponds. Comparisons between different habitats and the minibeasts found in each is always a popular activity.
Our Address: Leeson House Field Studies Centre Langton Matravers Swanage Dorset BH19 3EU
Leeson House is the ideal venue for Primary to A Level fieldtrips. The house is a secluded Grade Two mansion situated near Swanage, Dorset on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is close to many classic geography, geology and biology fieldwork sites and set within 7 acres of inspiring and diverse grounds.
Leeson House can accommodate up to 80 students and 12 accompanying staff and residential bookings are taken 7 days a week throughout the whole year. We also offer a wide range of day visits and outreach activities.
We’re about to start our busiest spring term ever with over 50 residential staying with us! We’re looking forward to seeing so many of our usual schools back with us again. If you’re requiring a day visit for spring or summer 2022, please get in touch quickly. If you’re looking for residential dates between September 2022 and August 2023 – many spaces have now gone but the odd residential slot still exists. Please get in touch! Thank you to all that have booked for 2023 already!