Schools Go WILD!
Through this project, we aim to bring the life science curriculum to life! Young people have the opportunity to meet and handle some of the scarce wildlife that lives in the area, whilst leaning about the ecology and importance of our local environment for our own wellbeing. By developing an understanding and appreciation of the importance of our green spaces, we hope to inspire a generation of young people to spend more time outside, caring about and protecting the places that matter to us all!
Schools Go WILD: Tadcaster & Villages
Following on from the success of the project in the Eastern Selby District, the Tadcaster & Villages ‘Schools Go WILD!’ project, funded by the Tadcaster and Villages CEF, is still underway after our global pandemic interrupted our learning! With in-house workshops taking a leap to virtual online video lessons, accompanied with our Seasonal Activity Packs which entail practical activities which children can effectively do at home, young people are still gaining a world of local ecology to broaden their understand of life sciences beyond the restricted content of the national curriculum.
Schools Go WILD: East Selby District
Completed at the start of 2020, ‘Schools Go WILD! – East’ successfully reached 1,591 young people aged 4-17. The workshops were provided free of charge to the participating schools thanks to the generous grant provided by the Eastern Selby District CEF, enabling them to access in-school assemblies and hands-on workshops about their local ecology, and how important it is for their wellbeing.
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“Every child I have asked has been full of enthusiasm about your visit into their class. Both teachers and pupils have enjoyed the format of the sessions, the verbal and hands on, all of which have extended their knowledge of these animals and how they can help animals all over the world and especially those in their environment. Children have told me it was “10/10”, “A-star (A*)” and “The best thing ever!”, all of which I feel needed to be shared with you.”
Head Teacher, Wistow Parochial CofE Primary School
“We would just like to say a huge thank you for the session. The children were excited and engaged throughout and they couldn’t wait to contribute to the discussions had in the session. It was very active and time was made for the children to experience holding the animals. The behaviour management was excellent and the expectations were clearly set out to all children. Thank you again.”
Year 2 Teacher,
Ricall Primary School
“Absolutely brilliant. Really engaging delivery of sessions and also assemblies. Our students have really benefitted from this. We would love to do more work with you! Thanks so much Nick.”
Head of Geography, Barlby High School
“The children really enjoyed the workshop and so did I! Very good use of questioning and “Arms Race” and “Niche Partitioning” good for Year 6 to know!”
Year 6 Teacher,
Escrick CoE Primary School
Find out more!
To find out more about this exciting initiative or to see how you could get involved, please get in touch with us directly using the form on the website or our contact details.