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

Live Life on the Edge!

Welcome to a world living life on the edge. Explore the habitats and creatures that make their home here on the cliff tops at Bempton and discover why living on the edge can be fun but challenging!

Choose your sessions:

KS1 Sense-ational Zoologists! Choose 3 of the following options for a half day, or 5 options for a full day.

1 Sounds and Songs In our wildlife garden we explore the songs and calls of our garden birds. Can you tell robins from blue tits? Why do birds use calls and songs?

2 Clifftop Bonanza Take a walk to the secure clifftop and peek into the amazing lives of our visiting seabirds. Do the Seabird Scavenger Challenge and learn about lifecycles with Goldie the Gannet!

3 Rainbow Trail Nature is full of colour and so are the animals that live around us. Explore colour with our rainbow shards and follow the Rainbow Ribbon Trail to see how many colours you can find!

4 Watery World Explore life in our pond and discover how a tiny tadpole turns into a bouncy land-loving frog!

5 Minibeast Magic Take part in a Zoologist investigation and use your senses on the hunt for life in miniature. How many different bugs and beasties can you find?

6 Potent Potions The world around us is very smelly indeed! We will use plants to make some potent potions learning why the plants are smelly in the first place.

KS2 Geologists Rock! Choose 2 of the following options for a half day, or 3 options for a full day.

1 On the Edge Trail In teams we take the ‘On The Edge Trail Challenge’ walking along the cliff top to find the features of erosion, weathering and the ‘elephant’ sea arch.

2 Sweet Science! Take part in a geological experiment as you create your own hypothesis to test whether chalk, flint or boulder clay will erode the fastest with wave action. Using sweets as rocks, we test our hypothesis!

3 Coccolithophores Rock Take a step back in time to the Cretaceous Period to discover what chalk is made from. Make your own coccolithophore using clay to take home.

4 Find a Fossil Explore sedimentary rocks, find out what a fossil is and get hands on with prehistoric life.

KS2 Ornithologists on the Edge! Choose 2 of the following options for a half day, or 4 options for a full day.

1 Seabird Scavenger Complete the Seabird Scavenger Challenge and peak over the edge using binoculars to hone your ornithological observation skills to hunt and identify seabirds.

2 Getting in a Flap Learn about puffins and their amazing adaptions to life at sea.

3 I Love Gulls! Learn how to become Gull Ambassadors to care for the herring gulls and kittiwakes.

4 LBJ’s (Little Brown Jobs!) Explore our Wildlife Garden and hone your ornithological skills as you explore the songs and calls of garden birds. How many can you identify?

5 Build a Gannets Nest With Goldie and Gordon (our giant cuddly gannets) take on a team challenge to build your own gannets nest. Explore the hazards that gannets face and have a lot of run around fun!

What you need to know

The cliff tops are robustly fenced with fantastic cliff top viewing platforms – they are very safe.

Please dress ready for all and any weathers! It can be very muddy if it has rained recently.

A half-day session is 2 hours and a full day is normally 4.5 hours (we can be flexible).

Your session will be led by fully trained RSPB staff and volunteers but we encourage you to join in!

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your start time to allow trips to toilets.

Please have the class ready to split into small groups with accompanying adults. The groups will rotate around different activity stations    with their accompanying adults.

We have fully accessible paths and toilets so people of all abilities can enjoy the cliff top habitats.

There is a café on site selling hot drinks and sandwiches for adults. Please bring lunch for your pupils.

We aim to be outside as much as the weather allows because that’s where we have the most fun and do the most learning! 

 

A Day with the Fire Service

Built on the three core pillars of Public Safety children will develop awareness towards:

Fire Safety

Water Safety

Road Safety

Appropriate safety messages on each of these subjects will be presented to the children through the different workshop activities.

The experience day provides opportunity for;

Active engagement with children in the community

Education in Fire, Water and Road Safety

Holistic Safety Messages

Acquisition of transferable skills including communication, teamwork and problem solving

Increased awareness and respect towards the role of the Fire Service in the community

Experience of an operational Fire Station and real life work scenarios

Enjoyment through a safe and secure working environment

Workshop 1

Inside the Fire Service

Workshop 2

Firefighting Activities

Workshop 3

Public Safety (Fire, Water, Road)

Workshop 4

Team building (Drill Yard)

Celebration Parade (Drill Yard)

 

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” offers high 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

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 groups according to common observable characteristics.

Seashore Detective 

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 and 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

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 we will use litter pickers to collect items and ask: What is it? Where did it come from? How does it affect marine wildlife? How long will it last?

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 properties; recognising that environments can be changed by humans and that this can pose danger to living things.

Seabed Explorer

‘Seabed Explorer’ will take us on a journey through the hidden undersea landscape. A unique underwater film, shot here in Yorkshire, alongside special seabed maps will help us to 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 what different types of seaweed needs for life and growth; identifying and naming a variety of marine animals and undersea habitats.

Natural Art

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 and 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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