Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) launches a science workshop especially designed for Key Stage 1 (KS1) pupils

KS1 pupils and teachers are invited to come on a natural history trail around Priory Park in Warwick with imaginary character Warwick the Bear. This immersive story telling session invites children to see, hear, smell and touch the natural world around them whilst at the same time meeting KS1 science curriculum requirements.

The session, lasting just over 2 hours, is delivered at Priory House in Warwick and includes a nature trail around nearby Priory Park. Using the central character of Warwick the Bear to create an engaging story, children are invited to explore their surroundings by collecting, observing, touching and listening. After the trail, children can explore their finds in detail with microscopes and also get the chance to investigate animals and birds from HCW’s natural history collection. The session has been designed with input from staff at Newburgh Primary School in Warwick.

The session also offers an optional free* teacher led trail of the newly reopened Market Hall Museum in Warwick, focusing particularly on the many natural history collections on display including the Warwickshire bear, bees and many other examples from our natural history collections. The session is suitable for up to 30 children at a time and costs £4 per child (a minimum fee of £135 per class applies). To book, or for more information, please contact Heritage Education on 01926 412069 or email heritageeducation@warwickshire.gov.uk

*a cleaning and staffing charge of £10 per group applies if you want to have lunch on our premises