Southport Eco Centre

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Our engaging educational 'menu' is ever expanding as we aim to meet teachers' needs. We currently offer inspirational days covering 14 core topics, all with an Eco link and some involving an outdoor learning experience*:
Climate Change
Coastal Change*
Eco Journalism
Energy Choices/Renewables
Habitats*
Local Area Study/Victorians*
Natural Disasters
Pre-history/Stone Age*
Rainforests
River Estuaries*
Sea Defences*
Sustainable Transport
The Water Cycle/Conservation
What's the Cost of Your Waste?

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Why are Southport Eco Centre great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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- At the Eco Centre we have a safe, self-contained classroom area for the sole use of school groups.
- We always aim to help teachers wherever possible - for example, for some of our topics, including our current most popular visit, The Stone Age, we are able to cater for two classes together. This often saves on transport costs!
- We are repeatedly told that we make visitors feel very welcome, the advance planning and running of the day is very well organised and that we can skilfully tailor each day to match the needs of each group, catering for a range of abilities and learning styles.
- We are always happy to work with teachers to design a day to suit individual needs if our current topics do not.
- Our ever-growing list of repeat customers is testament to our teacher satisfaction record.

What activities are available during group visits?

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- Many of our days involve an off-site element (usually a half day) along our stunning local coastline - including our ever popular Coastal Change, River Estuaries and Local Area Study (Victorians) sessions.
- New to our offer this year, our Rainforests and Natural Disasters topics, like many of our others, include the use of engaging, in-house designed resources among the activities. These aren't available anywhere else, making our days a truly unique experience.
- Many of our workshops are adaptable across most age ranges and abilities.
- Assessment data for your pupils is available for all days upon request. Most sessions also provide each pupil with a piece of work to take away at the end of the day.

What size groups do you cater for?

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Our standard workshops are intended for groups of no more than 32 pupils. We have, however, been able to adapt some of them to cater for groups of up to 64. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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- Our classroom is available for the sole use of pre-booked school groups. - Most of our sessions also include activities within our private Eco garden. - Some also use the interactive displays in the public concourse area. - Lunches can be eaten in the classroom or (weather permitting) the Eco garden.

Is there first aid on site?

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We strongly recommend you bring your own First Aid kit and First Aider on your visit.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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- The Eco Centre and garden are accessible and the main concourse contains a disabled toilet. - All fully on-site days and all days involving a site visit except the River Estuaries day can be adapted to suit disabled visitors providing teachers work with us and make a pre-visit.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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We pride ourselves on our ability to provide exciting educational opportunities for all. If teachers are able to work closely with us in advance of their visit we can usually cater for all needs.

Anything else?

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Just a few of our recent testimonials:
"Super visit, highly engaging and informative. If you've not been, get booking!" Mr Catterall, Red Lane Primary School, Bolton.
"We have been before and keep returning as it is a fantastic experience. Everything is so well organised. The activities are catered for different learning styles. It is brilliant!" Mrs Wilcock, Wood Fold Primary School, Standish, Wigan.
"This was a brilliant trip! It was a complete topic delivered in a day. Thank you so much." Mrs Carey, Holy Family School, Southport.




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★★★★★ , Barrowford Primary School
"9/07/18, Coastal Change “Brilliant teacher, her subject knowledge enhanced the learning and engagement of all children. The children loved the quiz too. Thank you so much”."

★★★★★ , Barrowford Primary School
"9/07/18, Coastal Change “Brilliant teacher, her subject knowledge enhanced the learning and engagement of all children. The children loved the quiz too. Thank you so much”."

★★★★★ , Red Lane Primary School
"Date of visit – 11/07/18 Subject of study – History – Seasides from the past Comments – Super visit, highly engaging and informative! If you’ve not been, get booking!"

★★★★★ , Red Lane Primary School
"Date of visit – 11/07/18 Subject of study – History – Seasides from the past Comments – Super visit, highly engaging and informative! If you’ve not been, get booking!"

★★★★★ Teacher, Blessed Sacrament Primary
"We visited the Eco Centre on a school trip. The staff were absolutely fantastic and the day was organised so well. Our day was based on The Stone Age and the children had so much fun participating in a carousel of different indoor and outdoor activities. We will definitely be returning next year. Thank you to Darren and Julie. Also to Plan My Trip who we found the Eco Centre through."

★★★★★ Miss Shaw, Well Green Primary School, Hale
"An extremely enjoyable and engaging day. the children thoroughly enjoyed it - this will really support our work in class. Thank you very much." 06/07/17 Local Area Study."

★★★★★ Mrs Court, Arnot St. Mary Primary School, Walton-le-dale
"What a wonderful trip! The best I have been on. The children and myself have learnt so much in a fun way, which would have been hard to do for such a complex topic. Darren is a wonderful teacher and his passion and knowledge shines through to the children. THANK YOU!! 05/10/17 Pre-history/Stone Age."

Southport Eco Centre 10 out of 10 based on ratings.


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