The learning experience
We are currently taking enquiries from schools who would like to book led activities either in school or at outdoor sites in the National Park, or who would like to book one of our loans boxes. Our staff are able to make visits into schools from Monday 12th April, and we can welcome school groups back into The Sill from Monday 17th May.
If your school is currently unable to make a visit for one of our outdoor learning experiences, there are other options available. We may be able to come and visit you in school, or provide you with some teacher led activities to complete in the classroom. Our loans box programme is also expanding, with boxes of artifacts and activity ideas on various subjects available to borrow for up to four weeks.
We believe that the special qualities of Northumberland – its rich history, diverse species of flora and fauna, and great geographical features – provide a unique environment for learning outside the classroom, in which we can facilitate authentic, practical experiences, including the opportunity for individuals to direct their own learning.
We seek to involve the wide-ranging expertise of our own staff, plus the range of practitioners and businesses across the Park that we partner with, to ensure those experiences are rich in variety, as well as high quality.
We believe that the learning experience within Northumberland National Park can help people identify their place in the landscape of Northumberland no matter where they come from, fostering a sense of ownership and care of both this area and their own local environment.
Teachers can download our Sill fact sheet for more information.
Northumberland National Park is proud to be working in partnership with schools and settings on their Artsmark Award journey. By supporting Artsmark settings, we’re helping put the arts at the heart of education, inspiring young people to create, experience and participate in high quality arts and culture. Find out more about Artsmark at www.artsmark.org.uk.
To find out how we can support your Artsmark journey, please email [email protected].