A truly varied program, the South Downs Experience is a 5-day stay for year 6 pupils, based at Wetherdown Lodge on our site.

The topics, which are all related to the South Downs, include habitats, nature conservation, farming and the iron age. There are many opportunities to cover areas of the National Curriculum and this stimulating package includes three one-day trips to the Butser Ancient Farm, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park and a safari to a local farm.

One school group wrote of the experience: "Each day proved to be very different. The structure of the week certainly catered for the wide range of interests that primary age children have. I can't praise Janet and her team highly enough for their care and attention to detail. We had a thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile week and have already booked again."

A colour pack, with photographs detailing the week's content, and all the information you need, is available here.

Alternatively, Eco Explorers, is our home grown 5 day residential which gives pupils the opportunity to explore many aspects of sustainability and gives an holistic approach to their experience. Staying in our eco lodge within our 55 acre site, pupils have access to our grounds and the surrounding beautiful countryside. It is the perfect location to bring this subject alive!

The 5 day programme is designed with direct links to the curriculum covering topics on sustainable food and farming, FairTrade, wildlife, sustainability in building design, woodlands & forest skills, energy & resources, and team building.

The days are full of hands on activities that will provide excellent opportunities for team bonding and fun! It is suitable for Year 6, 7 and 8 pupils.

Download this pack for more information: Teachers Pack Eco Explorers Residential

Phone 01730 823166 to request an A4 postal pack for either residentials from our education team.

Short breaks

The Wetherdown lodge can accommodate 30 pupils and 4 adults. To book your year group, with a short activity package based on our day visit topics, please call Janet Hammerton to discuss your requirements. You can also email her at: education@sustainability-centre.org.

Travel Grant Scheme

If travel costs are an issue then make the most of the South Downs National Park travel grant scheme. Go to this link to find out how to apply and if your school is eligible. http://learning.southdowns.gov.uk/help/travel-grant-scheme