Education & School Visits

A great place to experience & learn about the natural environment


School Groups

The voluntary arm of the Cotswolds Conservation Board, the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens, have been working with schools
in and around the Cotswolds AONB for many years and in 2008, a pilot project was developed focusing on taking children outside the classroom to explore their local environment. This project grew in subsequent years and is now an important area of Voluntary Warden activity.

At present, work is targeted at pupils up to Key Stage 2 but there is the potential to work at Key Stage 3 level and above. Activities have involved work with the whole school or individual year groups.

Our wardens can offer (dependant on location of school and volunteers available):

  • Creating natural sculptures and work with pastels,
  • Work with trees
  • Basic map and compass skills
  • Bug hunts and pond/stream dipping,
  • Wild flower walks and fossil hunting.

All activities are supported by volunteers. If your school has an idea or wishes to discuss any activities then please contact
Becky at rebecca.jones@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk