School Visits

 

Step out of the classroom and venture in to the Green House to begin your journey of eco discovery…

 

 

 

The Green House project is a sustainable refurbishment project which not only addresses improving the building fabric, but also looks at other ways of reducing carbon emissions by the implementation of an efficient heating system and renewable energy technologies, encouragement of biodiversity and water efficiency measures.

The project is an excellent resource for householders, schools and businesses to find out more about how individuals can help to meet the challenges of climate change and rising fuel costs.

The St Ives Green House provides an inspirational learning environment for key stages 1, 2 and 3 pupils. A visit gives pupils a chance to see for themselves how the environment may be improved and sustained by making changes within the home.

Read more on how a visits fits with your schools learning outcomes by following this link: Curriculum Links

Visits to the property are free and groups of up to 30 children are welcomed.  We aim to accomadate a schools needs with regards to required dates and times for your visit.  To arranged a visit for your school to the St Ives Green House contact us on 01480 388843, or e-mail us.

There is a wealth of environmental education resouces available to schools, below is a selection –

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

Cambridgeshire Environmental Education Services bring learning to life by working with schools to:

  • Improve knowledge and understanding about the environment
  • Offer first hand experience in the environment
  • Develop skills through the environment
  • Encourage informed concern and action for the environment and for sustainable lifestyles

Huntingdonshire District Council’s Countryside Services offers a broad range of practical, hands on education experiences for all ages at a number of sites around the district

Paton Pits Environmental Education Centre, run by The Wildlife Trust has much to offer with a large classroom facility leading onto a spacious veranda, a resource library, kitchen, toilets as well an enclosed wildlife garden with much to investigate and discover.

Anglian Water have education centres, educational materials, interactive games and even the superhero Captain Splosh, who helps young people understand the water industry and why water is vital to life.