School Trips @ Southport Eco Centre
The Southport Eco Centre hosts an award winning educational facility which delivers a wide range of topics covering Geography, History, Science, Citizenship - the list goes on. We offer educational days which are held entirely in our safe, contained classroom and others which involve an off-site element, exploring local environments to further bring topics to life. Most of our topics are adaptable to a range of age groups and group sizes and we even offer bespoke services if you would like the day tailor made to suit the specific needs of your group (terms and conditions apply to this). All of our visits are risk assessed.
Why are Southport Eco Centre great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Our trips are memorable and hands on, never anything that you could do back in the classroom. We design our own in house resources - both IT based and more tangible resources, indoor and out. We lead sessions off site to allow pupils to immerse themselves in the topic where applicable - this is usually accompanied by a session here at the Eco Centre to broaden and deepen understanding. We have consistently brilliant teacher feedback and many teachers return to us again and again. Teachers love the safe, contained environment of the Eco Centre classroom and garden.
What activities are available during group visits?
Stone Age/Prehistory, Rainforests, Natural Disasters, Coastal Change, Victorian Southport, Waste, River Estuaries, Habitats, Water Conservation and more.
What size groups do you cater for?
For some of our sessions we can accommodate more than one class a day. Stone Age/Prehistory works very well with one or two classes.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
Yes, there is a classroom for the sole use of visiting groups with a private garden area and adjoining childrens toilets, coat-hooks and a kitchenette.
Is there first aid on site?
We always advise that you bring your own first aider for your own insurance purposes.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We have a disabled toilet in the public area of the building and the classroom and concourse area are fully accessible.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes, we pride ourselves on making teachers and all their students feel at home during a visit with us. We just ask that you get in touch in advance to inform us of in as much detail as possible of any special needs and how we can best deliver our sessions to help them get the best out of the day.
We are happy to combine topics for you given adequate notice.
Groups need to bring packed lunches.
We do not have a shop.
Detailed supporting information will be sent through at the time of booking. We advise that you read this fully.
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