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Primary Outdoor Education - Leeson House

Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 2

We have a wealth of activity options for Key Stage Two groups. All our programmes of study are tailor made and can link to whatever topics are being taught in the classroom. Below are some of the popular activities.

Geography and Geology

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From local river studies to coastal landforms and local village comparisons, we can cover a wide range of primary geography topics. Our rocks and soils workshop is a great introduction to geology prior to departing on a local walk to find fossils along the Jurassic Coast.

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History

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Learn and act out stories about the Civil War at Corfe Castle and lots more gory facts. Find out about the Victorian influence on the seaside town of Swanage and lots more intriguing stories in the local villages that surround us.

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Maps, Compasses and Team Games

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Find out the difference between the magnetic needle and the direction of travel arrow, then learn to walk on a bearing and test your new skills on the Games Field Compass Course. This can then be followed by the Off-site Orienteering Challenge, which is spread across the four fields surrounding us.

Team-Building Games should help your class to bond and work together. While attempting this range of physical and mental challenges, children will be encouraged to share ideas, listen to others, plan and review, and learn about the different roles within a successful team.

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Living Things

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Pond studies are very popular and a good way to learn about life cycles and food chains. There’s a good chance your group could catch a Great Crested Newt!
Animal Trackers is a class room activity which focuses on animal adaptations. Going off-site provides opportunities to study the rare habitats at Studland beach and the exciting rock pools of Kimmeridge Bay.

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Creative

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Be inspired by the natural art of Andy Goldsworthy and create your own environmental sculpture.

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Local Walks

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We’re surrounded by stunning scenery and coastal hikes. Listen to smugglers stories while walking towards Dancing Ledge or facts and stories about the constellations whilst out on a night walk.

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Our Address: 
Leeson House Field Studies Centre
Langton Matravers
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 3EU

Phone: 01929 422126
Fax: 01929 427534
Email: leeson@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

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