Ambassadors of Hornsea

Aims

  • To become familiar with Hornsea and its many historical locations.
  • To learn about the role of an ambassador and what the term means.
  • To be able to name historic and current ambassadors of Hornsea and explain why they are important to its history.
  • To build children’s enthusiasm in the town of Hornsea so they feel ownership for their town.
  • To encourage children to continue to research the history of their town and have a desire to contribute to its future.
  • Children to feel a sense of pride about the town that they live in.

The Visit

  • Morning workshop at Hornsea Library with group discussions about Hornsea’s history,future plans and developments, famous landmarks and people who have influenced the town’s development over the centuries.
  • Field research (supervised and supported), going out into the town centre with questionnaires, asking people’s views of the town and why Hornsea is important .
  • Further workshops compiling the information from the surveys and feeding back to the whole group.
  • Treasure hunt—further fieldwork following the ‘Ambassador Trail’.
  • Final group discussions about Hornsea’s heritage and history

The RSPB Experience

RSPB Experience

Delve into the world of seabird scientists, be a bird and explore how YOU can be the future here at RSPB Bempton Cliffs. An experience packed full of ‘wows’, learning & fun.

Seabird Science

Be a seabird scientist and learn the techniques of seabird science. How do we know how many birds are here, where they go, how they live and if they are ok? What’s their story and why do we need to know?

Be the Future

To understand wildlife and to give nature a home we need everyone. Find out how YOU can be a part of a fantastic future.

Welcome to a world living life on the edge! Meet the magnificent seabirds that, for a few months of the year, call the cliffs here home. Be amazed at their stories and discover your own special story.

Be a Bird

Can you flap as fast as a puffin, defend yourself like a fulmar (it’s sticky!) and make a gannets nest?! Explore the world of the seabirds and their amazing adaptations.

What you need to know

  • We can take up to 35 children (1 class).
  • Each session lasts 2 hours starting at 10am or 1pm (flexible).[list-item] [list-item]We have fully accessible paths and toilets so people of all abilities can enjoy the cliff top.
  • Please make sure everyone is prepared for all weathers! We are on an exposed and often windy cliff top!

Run a Hotel for the Day

Objectives

  • To introduce the world of hotels to our Hull CU children and familiarise them with their operation.
  • To learn about the people who use hotels and their potential destinations when in our city.
  • To know how to use a hotel, from booking to leaving and be aware of the protocol and services available
  • To become aware of the varied range of jobs available in the Hotel industry and the skills, qualifications and training needed.

Activities

  • Tour around the whole hotel and activities in the following areas:
  • Restaurant and Kitchen – sandwich and cookie making , meeting the head chef
  • Functions and Events – setting up and dressing tables, meeting staff who work in events and conferencing
  • Housekeeping- tidying a hotel room, making beds, hovering, meeting housekeeping staff
  • Lobby/Reception- check in worksheet, meeting reception staff

Marine Biologist For a Day

The Living Seas Centre is Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s exciting coastal education facility set amongst the beautiful chalk cliffs of South Landing, Flamborough. The centre offers a wide range of activities to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds about the diverse and exciting marine wildlife found off the Yorkshire coast.

“Marine Biologist for a Day” high offers quality environmental activities for schools, enabling pupils to learn both in the classroom and out on the rocky shore. With such resources at our finger tips, learning is guaranteed to be exciting, fun and engaging.

The programme is aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2. All our activities can be tailored to meet the requirements of your group and are linked to the National Curriculum. The visit will generally involve 3 activities and for certain sessions, be dependent on tide times.

Activities

Seashore Safari

Working scientifically; Plants; Animals, including humans; Living things and their habitats.

On a Seashore Safari you’ll discover and identify the fascinating wildlife that lives on the rocky shore. We’ll be looking for limpets, seeking out shannies and surveying for seaweed!

Success criteria includes: Identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in their habitat; Identifying and classifying using a simple key; Identifying and describing the functions of different parts of a seaweed; Describing how living things are classified in to broad groups according to common observable characteristics.

Seashore Detective

Working scientifically; Plants; Animals, including humans; Living things and their habitats; Everyday materials; Rocks.

The strandline is a treasure trove of fascinating finds. As Seashore Detectives we’ll be looking for clues as to what lurks in the mysterious offshore waters.

Success criteria includes: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions; Identifying and naming a variety of common seaweeds; Identifying and naming a variety of common seashore animals; Exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive; Identifying and naming a variety of different materials; Describing how fossils are formed.

Waves of Waste

Working scientifically; Everyday materials; Living things and their habitats.

Sadly, litter is now a common sight on our beaches, with Waves of Waste washing up each day. As we take a walk along the shore, for each item of litter we find we will ask the following questions: What is it? Where did it come from? How does it affect marine wildlife?

Success criteria includes: Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions; Reporting and presenting findings; Comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials by their simple properties; Recognising environments can be changed by humans and this can pose dangers to living things.

Seabed Explorer

Working scientifically; Plants; Animals, including humans; Living things and their habitats.

Seabed Explorer will take us on a journey through our hidden undersea landscape. A unique underwater film, shot here in Yorkshire, alongside special seabed maps will see us discover vast deserts, huge rocky reefs, underwater caves and dense forests. We will also learn about the many weird and wonderful marine animals that live in the hidden waters of the North Sea.

Success criteria includes: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions; Exploring the requirements of seaweeds for life and growth; Identifying and naming a variety of marine animals; Identifying and naming a variety of undersea habitats.

Natural Art

Everyday materials; Plants; Animals, including humans; Rocks; Art and Design.

The seashore is an artist’s dream, full of interesting materials from which to create a masterpiece. The beauty is that these works will only last as long as the tide and sea allow. Pupils will get the chance to let their artistic expression run wild.

Success criteria includes: Identifying and naming a variety of common seaweeds; Identifying and naming a variety of common seashore animals; Identifying and naming a variety of different materials; Experimenting with a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

Accessibility

The Living Seas Centre make every effort to ensure our centre and classroom facilities are accessible

to all. The Centre is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled toilet on site. Access to the shore is down a concrete road (steep incline), while the beach is a mixture of pebble, cobbles, sand and bedrock. Please inform us if any of your group has particular needs.

Beerhouse Self Drive Hire take on the Lyke Wake Walk for HEY CU

On Saturday 27th May 2017 Beerhouse Self Drive Hire & Minstergate took on the Lyke Wake Walk to raise money for HEY Children’s University and St Catherine’s Hospice. 22 hrs later they completed it!

It was a great experience and everybody showed great team spirit in helping and encouraging each other to continue when spirits were low!

Over the course of the walk, the team split into three groups, with the first group coming in on 18 hrs (Katie & Grant) the second group on 19hrs (Nat, Chloe, Ryan & Lisa) and the Third group on 22 hrs, completing the

last 2 miles in their flip flops! (Sarah, Lucy, Beckie, Ness, John & Phil)

There were three casualties along the way and, as determined as they were to continue, they made the very tough decision to stop the walk.

Everyone agreed that this was the hardest challenge they had done, by far.  But as tough and brutal as it was, the sense of achievement when completing it was worth all the pain!

Phil Moses, Director at Beerhouse Self Drive, said “This was a great experience and we all feel a great sense of achievement. To say that not all of the team knew each other before the walk, it was great to see so many each other when they were feeling low. Well done all!”

The team raised an amazing £3000 to be split between both charities. The £1500 raised for HEY Children’s University will fund the train tickets for a class of children to take a trip to London with us.

Thank you so much to Beerhouse Self Drive!

 

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