About the workshops at the Soanes Centre
All our workshops involve investigation and include recording of results where applicable.
We facilitate the workshops, but supervision and health and safety remains the schoolteacher’s responsibility, we request that you bring enough adults for the adequate supervision of the children. We request that you bring a minimum of 4 adults for a KS1 class and a minimum of 3 adults per class for KS2. If your class has less than 15 pupils, a minimum of 2 adults per class is sufficient.
Currently all classes take part in the park. Please ensure the children are equipped with footwear appropriate for a woodland environment and a coat/jacket with a hood in damp or wet weather or a head covering in very hot weather.
How to make a booking:
Please contact the Centre Manager via phone or email
She will book a preliminary time slot(s) with you.
In the first instance, one half day slot is for 15 pupils.
We will acknowledge these time slots by email to the teacher and will give you the contact details of our workshop leader Dimuthu Meheetiya ( Dim).
You will have to contact him to discuss the workshop you want for your class, what is currently possible, the number of pupils for each workshop and the exact timings for you workshop.
After you have agreed those parameters with Dim, please email the Centre Manager with the details.
The Centre Manager will then send you a confirmations and invoice for the workshop(s)
Workshops are charged as follows: ( usually per 15 pupils)
Per workshop at the centre; £90 for TH schools/£120 all other schools for our curriculum workshops
£200-300 per half day to TH schools for a half day for Forest
School/Bushcraft/ Health and Wellbeing workshops
Per workshop in your school:
before the 2020 Autumn half term: £50 per 15 pupils taught
after 2020 Autumn half term: £100 per 15 pupils taught for TH schools/ £150 for all other schools per half day (defined as finish by lunchtime/start after lunchtime)
After confirmation workshops can be cancelled without charge up to 5 days before the workshop date or anytime free of charge due to new government rule changes or other Covid19 related change in circumstance.
Special Educational Needs
We welcome children with special needs (both Special Needs classes and individual children) and can adapt any of our workshops to suit your class. The Soanes Centre and its large pond are wheelchair accessible, as are the main paths in the park. If your class includes children with individual SEN it is helpful for us if you can tell at the time of booking but it is important to tell us before the start of the class