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

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RSPB Bempton Cliffs, North Yorkshire

Between April and August each year, almost quarter of a million seabirds come to Bempton and make the cliffs come alive. There are adults bringing food to their nests and young chicks making their first faltering flights, creating a unique and very special experience for your pupils.

Bempton Cliffs provides the perfectly safe setting for exploring a coastal habitat while having fun together. The seabirds provide an up-close experience to explore topics such as habitats, food chains and adaptation.

Each programme is designed to last two hours; sessions usually run from 10am – noon, and then 1pm – 3pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole day visit.

EYFS/KS1 Sensational Detectives

Come and join us for a seasonal sensory walk.   We will decide what season we are in and what we expect to discover whilst using our different senses whilst exploring our dramatic landscape.

We will be detectives during our nature discovery walk and look for clues to identify the season. The children will use their senses to search for different colours, sounds, textures and smells. We will search for plants and animals and share what we have found.

The children will use their imagination to describe what the area will look, sound, feel and smell like during different seasons. In their groups, children will match four picture cards of seasons with weather and day length cards. We end the session with the children will imagining they are a living creature or tree, reacting to the changes of each season.

Success criteria includes; Use their senses to explore the habitat to find out which season they are in, describe how the environment changes across the seasons.

EYFS/KS1 Brilliant Birds

Explore our wonderful bird life at Bempton Cliffs. We will start by looking at the birds around us and discovering how much the group already knows. We then look at the basic requirements for survival shared by people, wildlife and plants (food, water, shelter, air, sunlight).

We’ll look at the different features of birds including feathers, beak shapes and sizes, and feet. We will use singing birds and finger puppets to learn about bird song and behaviour.

We will go on a nature discovery walk to see what and how many birds are out and about. The children will discover what’s special about the birds we find. We will look at some beak shapes and sizes to determine what they eat. We end the session by playing a bird survival game and by searching for natural foods that birds eat.

Success criteria includes; EYFS – Find signs of birds and recognise where they like to live, discover what is special about birds and that there are lots of different types. KS1 – Identify some birds and discover what is special about them, identify some of the basic requirements of birds, identify and name some sources of food.

KS2 – Investigating coasts

Explore our magnificent cliffs at Bempton. We start with a discussion about how a coast line is created, what features we might expect and who uses these areas. The children will study the local coast formations by working in small groups to identify the features of the coast line and consider how it was created through natural process such as erosion, wave energy and weather.

Children will create a field sketch of the coastline and label the physical and human features. In groups, the children will identify any wildlife they can see or evidence that is left behind. They will consider how humans use the coast and the impact this can have, including the challenge or need to defend coastlines.

At the end of the session we ask pupils to draw a picture or discuss what they think the coast may look like in the future, explaining why their changes have occurred.

KS2 Discovering Birds

Come and experience our range of birdlife at Bempton Cliffs.   We start by discussing what the children already know about birds and the different types of habitats they live in.

We take them on a nature discovery walk to discover which birds are out and about on the reserve. We will find out what’s special about the birds we find and learn how birds communicate.   The children will spend time in a wildlife hide and use binoculars to explore some of the top predators in the food chain. Learn all about how their adaptations help them to survive.

At the end of the sessions children will construct simple food chains in small groups and share these with the rest of the class and identify herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. They will have time to reflect on their experience and what they have learned during the day.

Humber Fire and Rescue

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Aims

  • To learn about the three core pillars of public safety: fire safety, water safey and water safety
  • To raise aspirations for future careers
  • To develop communication, teamwork and problem solving skills
  • To increase awareness and respect towards the role of the Fire Service in the community
  • To experience an operational fire station and real-life work scenarios

Itinerary

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Class is split into 4 watches
  • Morning workshop rotation
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon workshop rotation
  • Celebration parade

Workshops

  1. Inside the Fire Service
  2. Firefighting Activities
  3. Public Safety (Fire, Water, Road)
  4. Team building (Drill Yard)

 

 

Run a Hotel for the Day

Aims

  • To introduce the world of hotels to our Hull and East Yorkshire children.
  • 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

Itinerary

  • 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

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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 fingertips, 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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