Teachers considering a school trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall might like to book with school travel provider NST, which runs special tribe and rainforest themed workshops.
This trip can be booked alone, or as part of a longer trip to Cornwall with ties to Geography.
Inside the biomes: Rainforests Uncovered
On this Eden Project expedition, Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils will ‘make contact’ with a hidden rainforest tribe and unlock the secrets to survival in this type of environment.
Pupils will become members of a research team who have been sent to locate the Kombai tribe in Papua, where they will learn how they survive. The group will have to prepare for their expedition by thinking about what kit they might need.
Upon making contact with the Kombai tribe, pupils will be divided into their own ‘tribes’, each with a unique tribal symbol and face paints. The tribes will then journey further into the rainforest to explore how to use the rainforest and its plants for food, shelter, water and health.
Later, each tribe will use their artefacts box to share with the rest of the group the secrets to survival that they have uncovered.
The Rainforests Uncovered workshop is a great way to challenge Year 5 and 6 pupils whilst exploring this exotic, interactive and imaginative classroom.
Extend the adventure
Teachers considering a longer stay can book their class to stay at the YHA Eden Project Hostel, also through NST.
This eclectic hostel at the Eden Project is crafted from former shipping containers; the rooms have bunk beds and modern facilities. There is a heated tent doubling as a common social space and reception area.
For more information and to make a school trip booking visit nstgroup.co.uk.
(Photo credit: Tom Griffiths).