We aim to help provide an experience in the Broads for every child within 5kms of the Broads Executive Area during their schooling.
The Authority delivers its education programme with the help of many partners, including the Country Trust, How Hill Trust, Whitlingham Charitable Trust and various charities such as the RSPB and the Norfolk and Suffolk Wildlife Trusts.
Together with the Broads Environmental Education Network we are developing a Broads Curriculum. This will provide teachers with web-based resources to inspire and teach students about the importance of the Broads and will assist in the delivery of National Curriculum objectives.
Our first three packs are:
Forest schools courses at Whitlingham Country Park, on the outskirts of Norwich, aim to give children and young people aged seven to 16 a taste of success and achievement.
Qualified staff teach practical skills for countryside and conservation management, and help them discover the wildlife that lives in the park.
Children from urban areas take part in building fences, footpaths, steps, installing new gates, coppicing, planting trees and cutting grass. Younger children revel in the freedom to build dens and cook outdoors.
In this outside space and through fun activities they learn numeracy, literacy and communication skills as well as teamwork, problem-solving, risk management and practical skills, and develop vital self-esteem.