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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!