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October 25th, 2017
Autumn is a fantastic time to explore the South Downs, crunchy leaves in the forests, frost on the heathland, moody mists across the chalk hills and warm fires inside stately homes. Read on to see why you should be planning a trip over the next 3 months. A lot of sites will be offering discounts outside of … Continue reading 7 reasons to visit the South Downs with your class this autumn
October 6th, 2017
Get Kids Out Learning Children love being outdoors – learning through play and being inspired to explore the amazing world around them. But during school holidays it’s easy for kids to quickly become bored – and for parents to worry about keeping them engaged with learning. In fact, a recent study found that during the summer holidays, … Continue reading Get Kids Out Learning
April 4th, 2017
What an exciting project! The National Park Authority is working with 10 partners over the next 4 years to expand and connect the existing 1% of heathland left in the national park. New heathland learning resources produced over the next 12 months will help children learn about heathland heritage and schools in the project area are … Continue reading A chance for schools to re-connect with their local heathland – Heathlands Reunited
February 9th, 2017
It’s an exciting week for us as we open booking for our annual teachers’ conference. We’re thrilled with the wide range of workshops on offer to inspire teachers and educators across the park to use the South Downs as a resource to enhance learning, from primary to secondary, cross-curriculum and in a variety of settings. … Continue reading Book your space at the Our South Downs Annual Teachers’ Conference
December 13th, 2016
We believe that every child should experience a National Park first hand. We know that contact with nature improves children’s ability to concentrate and their self-discipline. And yet children in the UK have less contact with nature now than at any time in the past. Research shows that playing in a natural environment improves young … Continue reading Every Child Should Experience a National Park