Farm Experience

AIM


  • To understand the importance of a healthy diet and the impact on long term health
  • To appreciate the need for a balanced diet
  • To trace the sources of food from growth to plate
  • To learn about different crops and what foods they become in the supermarket
  • To learn about the animals and how they relate to food in the supermarket

THE VISIT


  • To visit to a fully working and operational farm including agricultural, animal and milk production. Children spend time in different areas of the farm, including feeding and cleaning animals, looking at crop and milk production, sitting on a tractor, looking at farm machinery, holding the hens and collecting eggs.

BBC Experience

The Aim

  • To understand how the BBC operates radio and TV stations in Hull
  • To begin to understand the many different jobs required to operate a TV and radio station
  • To understand the recruitment process, qualifications and experience needed to work in TV and radio
  • To understand journalism and its role in TV and radio
  • To familiarise children with how news bulletins are put together for both radio and TV
  • To develop children’s reporting, interviewing and presentation skills by producing an item for both TV and radio
  • To learn how technology, IT equipment and software are transforming TV and radio and their role in delivering the news
  • To build children’s confidence by encouraging them to speak with a microphone or to a camera

Pre visit to school

  • Explain the aims and objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
  • Discussions around young people’s perceptions of radio and TV
  • Discussion around the role of the media and reporting news
  • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
  • Tell the children what to think about during the visit and answer any questions

The Visit

  • A visit to the BBC studios in Hull to learn about employment opportunities in TV and radio including case studies of different careers of individual staff within the studio
  • Meet the BBC TV and radio staff teams including famous faces they have seen on the TV and heard on the radio
  • Research a local news topic for use in an afternoon workshop
  • Practical workshops learning about the different equipment involved
  • Working with a professional TV or radio presenter, in groups, recording a news piece for TV and radio with music, voice over, film clips, sound effects and interviews
  • All groups evaluating each production with peer discussions and suggestions for improvement

Post visit to school

To review and reflect on the learning experience and chat about the different job roles and skills and qualifications needed. Further discussion about how education links to employment

Paintbox

The Aims

  • To enable children from our inner city schools to visit and appreciate the countryside
  • To consider the differences between living in the city and the country
  • To explore the English countryside and life outdoors by walking, observing, identifying and drawing
  • To use the work of David Hockney as a stimulus for art work, depicting a scene from a panoramic viewpoint
  • To capture the beauty of the landscape through art
  • To capture a specific scene using an array of artistic materials guided and inspired by a professional artist
  • To produce an artistic display for an exhibition
  • To learn the skills needed to produce outstanding artwork
  • To be aware of the various work opportunities that the countryside has to offer

Pre Visit to school

  • Explain the aims and objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
  • Discussions around young people’s perceptions of countryside and art
  • A discussion about David Hockney
  • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
  • Tell the children what to think about during the visit and answer any questions

The Visit

  • A visit to the village of Warter (Hockney country) led by professional artist to explore the area which inspired the famous artworks of David Hockney, one of Yorkshire’s most famous artists
  • Workshop in a beautiful converted church about the tourism, national heritage and history of Water
  • Coach trip into the countryside with a walk along a valley
  • Time spent sketching the landscape with various artistic materials
  • Back to the church to produce individual interpretations of the countryside with crayons, water colours, oils and chalk
  • After group discussions and support from the artist, production of individual final pieces of art for exhibition

Pre visit to school

To review and reflect on the learning experience and chat about the countryside and the differences in lifestyle. Review of the artwork produced, with links to City of Culture and the role of art in culture.

Ambassadors of Hull

The Aims

  • To become familiar with Hull city centre 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 Hull and explain why they are important to our history.
  • To build children’s enthusiasm in the City of Hull so they feel ownership for their city.
  • To encourage children to continue to research the history of their city and have a desire to contribute to its future.
  • To feel a sense of pride about the city that they live in.

The Visit

  • Morning workshop at the KC Learning Zone with group discussions about Hull’s history, future plans and developments, famous landmarks and people who have influenced the city’s development over the centuries.
  • Field research (supervised and supported), going out into the city centre with questionnaires, asking people’s views of the city and why Hull is important as a city and as a Port.
  • 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 Hull’s heritage and history and City of Culture.

Astronaut for a Day

Astronaut for a Day

Aims

  • To learn about space ‘through the eyes of an Astronaut’
  • To raise children’s awareness of space, time and the future.
  • To learn about the scientific principles of satellites and space rockets.
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  • To understand about the universe, planets and stars.
  • To become aware of the many different skills and talents needed in astronomy.
  • To inspire children to ‘aim for the stars’ and see where hard work and determination could take them.
  • To look at travel and communication developments during their parents’ and grandparents’ lives.
  • To help children understand how much the world can change in a short space of time.
  • To think about how travel and communications may change in their life time.
  • To introduce the concept of space travel to the children.
  • To inspire children to become interested in science, space and communications.

Pre visit to school

  • Hull CU tutor to give a presentation introducing children to the concept of space and set the theme.
  • Make the children aware of what to look out for during the visit to the Star Centre.
  • PowerPoint and YouTube presentations introducing and illustrating the principles of space travel.

The Visit

  • A day visit to the Star Centre at Keighley College.
  • Introductory film on the Star Centre.
  • The Planetarium—a look at the main planets, stars and the universe.
  • Mission Control— a ‘real life’ replica showing live coverage of astronauts at the International Space Centre.
  • Moonscape— dress up in a real space suit complete with breathing and safety equipment ready to walk on the ‘moon surface’.
  • Research labs- learn about the techniques being used to explore and discover new things about the vast universe and how science is taking the human race into space.

Kip on a ship

Kip on a ship

  • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
  • To experience different modes of transport
  • To help children gain an understanding of distance, travel and transport
  • To familiarise children with London so that they are able to relate to it in the national news and as our capital city
  • To compare and contrast life in London and Hull by observing life in both cities
  • To spend the night on the HMS Belfast To experience how a museum can bring a subject to life To develop an interest in wartime history

Pre Visit to school

  • Explanation of the objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
  • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
  • Tell the children what to look out for during the visit and answer any questions

The Visit

  • A tour of London on foot and using the underground which can include Downing Street, the Horse Guards, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square depending on the school’s preference.[list-item] [list-item]All groups have the opportunity to either ride the London Eye or board a river cruise along the Thames.
  • A tour of the HMS Belfast led by Hull Children’s University staff.
  • Set up camp in the lower decks of the HMS Belfast. Optional trip to a theatre in the west end.
  • If Parliament is booked: Full guided tour of the Houses of Parliament followed by a workshop led by Parliament staff.

Post Visit to the school

Discussing memories of the visit, viewing photographs of the day and reflecting upon what children have learned and how that knowledge can impact on their life and future choices.

 

Night at the Museum

Aim

  • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
  • To experience different modes of transport
  • To help children gain an understanding of distance, travel and transport
  • To familiarise children with London so that they are able to relate to it in the national news and as our capital city
  • To compare and contrast life in London and Hull by observing life in both cities
  • To spend the night at the Natural History Museum
  • To experience how a museum can bring a subject to life
  • To develop an interest in science, history and discovery

Pre visit to school

It is recommended that the children watch the film “A Night at the Museum”. Explanation of the objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day. Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable. Tell the children what to look out for during the visit and answer any questions

The Visit

A tour of London on foot and using the underground which can include Downing Street, the Horse Guards, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square depending on the school’s preference. All groups have the opportunity to either ride the London Eye or board a river cruise along the Thames. Set up camp in the Natural History Museum under the dinosaurs. Take part in various workshops which are led by the museum.

Post Visit to the school

Discussing memories of the visit, viewing photographs of the day and reflecting upon what children have learned and how that knowledge can impact on their life and future choices.

London Experience

Aims

  • To help children understand the wider world that exists outside of their community
  • To experience different modes of transport
  • To develop children’s sense of identity and opinions through discussion and debate
  • To encourage children to develop their own beliefs and values
  • To help children gain an understanding of distance, travel and transport
  • To familiarise children with London so that they are able to relate to it in the national news and as our capital city
  • To introduce children to politics and encourage them to think about the skills and talents required in this area
  • To understand and be able to explain the differences between government, Parliament and democracy
  • To encourage children to be able to debate about a subject and form opinions that they can explain and defend

Pre Visit to the school

  • the aims and objectives of the visit and go through the itinerary of the day
  • Show pictures of key London landmarks and identify them
  • Talk about safety, rules and behaviours to ensure the day is safe and enjoyable
  • Tell the children what to look out for during the visit and answer any questions

The Visit

  • A tour of London on foot and using the underground which can include Downing Street, the Horse Guards, St James Park, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square depending on the school’s preference.
  • All groups have the opportunity to either ride the London Eye or board a river cruise along the Thames.
  • If Parliament is booked: Full guided tour of the Houses of Parliament followed by a workshop led by Parliament staff.

Post Visit to the school

Discussing memories of the visit, viewing photographs of the day and reflecting upon what children have learned and how that knowledge can impact on their life and future choices.

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