Environmental education

Jerusalem Farm workshops

Sensory Walks

A special walk which encourages children to explore an area in a very 'hands on' way, using activities which encourage the use of all the senses. Walks are tailored to fit individual requirements. Suitable for Reception, Key Stage 1 and 2.

Wildlife Discovery Toddle

Short walk with activities aimed at children aged 3-5. Participants get the chance to meet local minibeasts, hunt for colours and make a leaf crown to take home.

Stream Dipping

Includes the use of simple keys and recording of species caught. Suitable for Year 2 and Key Stage 2. Please be aware that all pupils will need to wear Wellington boots for this session. This workshop lasts approximately 25 minutes. To make the visit fill the full 1.5 hours, we recommend combining it with a shortened version of either the minibeast workshop or work on colour in the environment.

Teddy Bear’s Picnic

Bring your class (and their teddies!) along to meet Edward, Chief Teddy Bear and play environmental games in the park. Learn the secret meaning of ‘SWAF’ then join Edward for juice and a biscuit at the picnic. Suitable for Reception and Year 1.

Native American Indians

Bring your class along to learn more about the first people who lived in harmony with the Earth. Make a head dress, learn how to look for animal tracks and signs and listen to a traditional Native American story in the Tepee.


Explore the world of minibeasts on a safari through the wood. Compare and contrast the inhabitants of a variety of habitats including woodland floor, trees (alive and dead) and grassland. Includes the use of simple keys and species recording. Can include a short stream dipping session to look at freshwater minibeasts on request. Suitable for Reception, Key Stage 1 and 2 - session varies in complexity depending on age group of pupils.

Environmental Art

Discover how colour is used in the natural world with the camouflage game, then explore the variety of natural colours that can be found by making a colour palette to take back to school. Finally, working in groups, find natural materials to use to make a sculpture, then invite staff and class mates to visit an exhibition of the work produced.

People's effect on the environment

Geography workshop suitable for Y5 / 6 and above. Workshop will take the form of a two mile walk which will give pupils the opportunity to look at woodland management, water collection, wind farming, visitor
management, sheep farming and moorland management.

Earth Walks

An Earth walk is a sensory exploration of habitat. Earth walks are tailored to fit individual requirements with activities to suit a wide range of age groups. Suitable for Reception, Key Stage 1, 2 and 3. These
sessions are particularly relevant to PSHE (Personal Social Health and Economic) and Citizenship.

Bird box or bat box building

If transport or time is a problem, why not let us come to you? We can supply all materials and the staff to help build bird or bat boxes with your students, you just provide the work area and the students. Charges are half day charge per student plus materials charge of £4.00 per box. Time needed 2 hours. Maximum numbers 10 per session. Particularly suitable for Y5 and above.


A half-day session exploring the trees at Jerusalem Farm. By the end of the session pupils will understand how a tree works, what kind of creatures live in a tree and will have really got to know a tree! Includes environmental games. Suitable for Key Stage 2.

Feed the Birds

Winter is a difficult time for wild birds - why not bring your class along to learn how they can help and make a bird feeder to take home with them?

Sampling techniques for Key Stage 3 Biology

Using a variety of sampling techniques, students will investigate water quality in an upland stream and / or woodland. Students will learn how to identify species caught and record data. The results gained during the session will be used to evaluate the water quality of the stream based on the numbers of high oxygen demanding species found. Wellies are essential for this workshop.


Suitable for Reception and Key Stage 1. Workshop includes a walk around the park to look at signs of autumn plus a minibeast hunt in the woods and the chance to make a colour palette to take back to school.


Workshop includes a walk around Jerusalem Farm to look at signs of spring plus a minibeast hunt in the woods and the chance to make a colour palette to take back to school. Suitable for Key Stage 1.


Compare and contrast a selection of habitats within Calderdale through hands-on exploration and environmental games. Session includes the use of simple keys. The aim of the visit is to help pupils recognise that different animals and plants are found in different habitats and that each habitat needs protecting to maintain the diversity of British wildlife.

How to get to Jerusalem Farm

Map showing location of Jerusalem Farm

From Halifax:

Take the A646 Burnley Road to Luddendenfoot. Turn right just past the traffic lights in Luddendenfoot. Take the third turning on the right (signed Booth). Schools arriving by coach or bus will need to disembark at the bus turning area in Booth and walk approximately half a mile to the farm. Small minibuses and cars can park at Jerusalem Farm .

From Todmorden:

Take the A646 Burnley Road to Luddendenfoot and turn left just before the traffic lights. Then follow instructions from Halifax.


Native American Indian workshop requires an additional £1.00 per child for materials.

Bird Box building requires an additional £4.00 per box made.

What to bring

Please ensure that pupils bring appropriate footwear (wellies if stream dipping) and a warm, waterproof coat. If the weather is very kind, it may even be necessary to bring sun hats and sun lotion! Bring lunch if eating at the farm. If the weather is wet, lunch may be eaten in the barn. All equipment needed for the visit will be provided by the Countryside Service.

Risk assessment and session plans

Prior to your visit, you will receive a copy of the session plan outlining the activities to be covered during the workshop plus a risk assessment of the activities and the site.

How to book

To organise your visit, contact:

Last Updated: 20/09/2016