Environmental education

Ogden Water

Why not bring your class on a visit to one of our beautiful countryside sites?

Ogden Water, Jerusalem Farm, Shibden Estate, Centre Vale Park, Wellholme Park, Beechwood Park and Manor Heath Park have much to offer to assist you in the delivery of the National Curriculum across a range of subjects including Science, Geography, Citizenship and Art.

Two members of the Countryside Team will work with your class and will provide all materials used during the workshop. All sessions are fully risk assessed, and teachers are welcome to arrange a pre-visit to a site.

Locations and workshops

Litter awareness

A series of workshops suitable for Key Stage 2 which explores the issue of litter and its effect on communities and wildlife. The workshops can be delivered one hour per day over a half term or over a full day in school. Please contact us for further information. This workshop is delivered on school premises and is for Calderdale schools. These workshops are £100.00 per class. If the school has a Grounds Maintenance contract with Safer Cleaner Greener the first workshop is free.

Customised visits

If the topic you are currently working on with your class is not covered by the workshops, why not give us a ring as it may be possible to devise a half day visit to enhance your pupils' learning experience. If the cost of the transport prevents you from visiting our sites, please give us a call to see if we can deliver a workshop in your school grounds or local park.

School visits

School visits can be arranged where a number of the workshops can be delivered including, Feed the birds, Earth Walks, Bird and bat box building and Minibeasts. Please contact us to talk about the workshops in more detail.

Outreach Sessions

If the cost of transport prevents you from attending one of our workshops, have you considered letting us come to you? We can often work in school grounds or a local park or woodland that is within walking distance of your school. The content of workshops depends on what habitats can be found on your doorstep.


Bat box buildingHalf day charge + £2.50 per box for materials
Bird box buildingHalf day charge + £4 per box for materials
Digging up the past (3 hours)
  • Calderdale schools - £5.25 per child
  • Calderdale Academies or Private Schools - £5.75 per child
  • Schools from outside Calderdale - £7.25 per child.
Kite making and Native American IndiansHalf day charge + £1.00 per child for materials
Mid winter celebrationsHalf day charge + £1.00 per child for materials

Contact and booking information

Last Updated: 20/09/2016