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Landscape Education

Picture strip of country photosDiscover the Kent Countryside with free guided walks and KS2 Activities

Discover a sense of place and a knowledge of locality which is fun and multi curricular and stimulates outdoor health and well being.  The Kent Downs AONB Landscape Education Website is aimed at Key Stage 2 school children. It explores creative links between our rich landscape heritage and the national curriculum. It includes a selection of dedicated walks with activity points and pupil worksheets.

How does it work?

The Landscape Education website features over 25 walks in the Kent Downs either at a site near a primary school or from an iconic site within the Downs. Check out the website to find a walk near your school.  Everything is provided for you to lead the walk; maps, activities, background notes and risk assessments.  The walks includes outdoor creative learning using photography, storytelling, drawing and games to learn about the heritage of the Kent Downs countryside.

What will the children learn ?

The children can participate in various activities which are backed up by supporting notes for teachers. These are linked to curriculum subjects in geography, history and thematic topics such as map reading, habitats, Tudors, WW2 or survival. Much of the website is also available in French.

What will the children see?

The project takes the children to some fantastic sites within the Kent Downs with views to astound and inspire the imagination. From charcoal to chalk cliffs, orchids to orchards and views to valleys, each corner they turn will enhance their knowledge and create an everlasting memory of the treasures they discovered on a school trip.

Testimonials

“Best school trip ever!” Angus, age 9
“They could not believe that you could have so much fun for free, Mission accomplished!”  Helen Richards - Orchard School, Canterbury
“Both children and staff thoroughly enjoyed it and some of the staff have even been back since. The maps, newspapers and notes are forming the basis for much of this term’s work.” Ralph Baldock, Headteacher - Hollingbourne Primary School.