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An Education Worth Passing On

March 1st, 2019

A student at Seaford College writes about his involvement in conserving the special qualities and habitats of the South Downs. Living in the South Downs National Park, we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and anyone can play a part in protecting this wonderful corner of Britain. Six years ago, I got involved in a local … Continue reading An Education Worth Passing On

A South Downs Way adventure

April 6th, 2018

Is your class ready for an adventure in their National Park? The South Downs Way National Trail covers 160km of stunning scenery, from the ancient cathedral city of Winchester to the white chalky cliffs of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. A perfect place for Outdoor Classroom Day, sign up to the movement. Use our guide … Continue reading A South Downs Way adventure

BOOK YOUR SPACE at the 2018 Schools’ Conference

December 4th, 2017

We are pleased to be hosting the 6th annual schools’ conference at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre on Wednesday 21 March 2018. Booking is open to all primary and secondary teachers, governors and senior leaders from schools in and around the South Downs National Park. Inspiring key-note speakers and hands on workshops make this conference a … Continue reading BOOK YOUR SPACE at the 2018 Schools’ Conference

7 reasons to visit the South Downs with your class this autumn

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

Get Kids Out Learning

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

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