Key Stage 4

Shot at Dawn

Visitors are advised that the Shot at Dawn Memorial will close to the public on Monday 6 May. The memorial will undergo restoration and will be closed for approximately six weeks whilst these works take place. Free Shot at Dawn Talks will continue to take place daily at 12.30pm and 1.30pm in the Millennium Chapel, please ask at the Welcome Desk for more information. Visit our Shot at Dawn Restoration Appeal to find out more and donate.

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Using our inspiring landscape as inspiration for a series of workshops and activities, we support various curriculum-based objectives through our fully inclusive learning programme.

 

Our KS4 offer has a range of full day and short activities to support curriculum and GCSE learning.

Our Explorer Days have been designed to encourage students to form their own opinions and arguments around key themes discussed whilst shorter activities, such as the Act of Remembrance and Guided Tours will allow children to explore who, why and how we can remember.

See below for more information on our short activities and range of Explorer Days.

Explorer Days

These are whole day sessions, and include a combination of classroom and outdoor based activity.

KS3 Students at Memorial

World War I

Using our memorials and additional resources students will explore the impact of World War I. They will be encouraged to form their own opinions and arguments around the impact war had on Britain and the wider world.

 

The session will explore how WW1 impacted four themes: Medicine and Technology, British Society, Movement of people (migration/immigration) and Youth.

 
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Student in the Landscapes of Life Exhibition

Only have time for a quick visit?

Take a look at our shorter sessions, starting from only 30 minutes!

Act of Remembrance

In this activity participants reflect on the key themes of Remembrance, which is then consolidated by performing an Act of Remembrance with readings and recitative provided by us. Groups may personalise the act with their own readings, poems and songs if they wish.

 

£50 per 25 participants

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Students on a Guided Walk of the Arboretum

Guided Tour

Our interactive guided tours are led by specially trained Learning Guides who are adept at engaging with our younger visitors. They encompass several emotive and symbolic memorials from civilian groups as well as military associations. Our guided tours can be tailored to your group, please specify areas of interest on your booking form. 

 

£100 per 25 participants

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Guided Interpretation Tour

This tour focuses on our memorials as sources for learning and aims to develop key skills for interpreting them. Students will be introduced to memorials, why they are important and shown how to use key questions to get the most information from them. Children will then be challenged to visit two memorials where they will see what they can interpret on their own before concluding with a group discussion. 

 

£100 per 25 participants

 

The Arboretum are currently piloting this tour and it will be offered at half price for the 2023/2024 academic year.

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Self-Led Visits

Groups are welcome to visit the site and deliver their own activities. Visits can include self-led tours of the Arboretum and exploration of our free exhibitions, including Landscapes of Life.

 

We kindly request that anyone wishing to do a self-led visit still informs us of their arrival beforehand, by booking your coach in using the booking form below. 

 

Please also use our self-led pack to help you plan your day and ensure that your students get the most out of their visit.

Learning Groups Self Led pack Learning 23-24 booking form

Learning Booking Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions
KS3 student in Exhibition at Arboretum