The New Forest
- Exploring, mapwork, navigation, history and geography, habitat exploration, conservation and experiential learning.
- Investigate our National Park – then make your own in miniature.
- Gardening – planting, growing, harvesting, tasting!
- Animals – sheep and chickens, where our food comes from, is farming fair?
- Energy – monitoring electricity, gas and water use in the dorm block.
- Nature connection and sensory exploration.
- Shelter building
- Rivers and the water cycle – investigating erosion, deposition and other stream features. Field sketching and other fieldwork techniques.
- Village – contrasting locality, church, land use
- Rocks and soils – investigating properties of local and less local rocks, clay modelling, investigate (and make) soil, composting.
- Investigate how ancient people made use of the landscape.
- Make miniature roundhouses, dye wool with natural colours and use fire!
- Investigate the life in and around a variety of local habitats -heath, woodland, meadow and stream.
- Investigate food chains, life cycles and adaptation, conservation and environmental protection measures.
- Water Cycle
Mapwork and Orienteering
- Hikes around New Forest – navigation
- On-site orienteering courses
- Map making
Art and Crafts
- Felt making
- Clay modelling
- Natural Art (Andy Goldsworthy, James Brunt inspired)