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 really glad to be back and running almost as normal! We do still have some residential slots available for this current year. However, week beginning 20th September 2021, applications will go out to all schools on our mailing list for residential dates between September 2022 and August 2023. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please drop us an email and then submit the application form as soon as possible!
We look forward to seeing so many of you back here at Leeson House in the very near future!