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Shanklin Chine

This Chine was first open to the public in 1817 and was part of the manor of Shanklin. The Chine is unique in the quality of its Flora and Fauna with a drop of 105 foot waterfall to sea level and just over a quarter of a mile.

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Shanklin Chine - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 7, 8, 10, 17, AH, EVS, G, SCI.

Shanklin Theatre

The team at the theatre will take full control of the group  and take them through the wonderful world of theatre, where they will learn about sound, lighting, costumes dance and singing. The children will be involved in a short staged performance and go away feeling like a real professional.

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Shanklin Theatre - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 11, DT, IWL, PA.

Solent Cruises

Solent and Wightline cruises offers two different types of cruises. A cruise through Cowes Harbour seeing the famous yachts and the fantastic views of the Solent and Island’s coastline or choose from the cruise across the eastern Solent, viewing the sea forts and onto Portsmouth Naval Base, viewing past and present Royal Navy Vessels.

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Wightwaters - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS:

1: Pre Romans

2: Romans

3: Medieval

4: Tudors

5: Stuarts

6: Georgians

7: Victorians

8: 20th Century

9: Defence

10: World Wars

11: Children

12: Transport

13: Domestic Homes

14: Smuggling

15: Work/Agriculture

16: Evidence/Archaeology  17: Local History

18: Other Topics

19: Change & continuity

 

A: Art

AH: Agriculture/Horticulture

DT: Design/Technology

M: Maths

EVS: Environmental Studies

G: Geography

IWL: Imaginative Writing, Literature

SCI: Science,

PA: Physical Activity

W: Wildlife & Animals

KEY TOPICS: 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 18, EVS, G.

St Catherine's Lighthouse

A light to warn shipping was first established on the Southernly tip of the Isle of Wight in 1323. Today the distinctive octagonal tower of St. Catherine's Lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel and a guide to vessels approaching the Solent. Open Feb - Oct.

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Shanklin Theatre - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, DT, M, EVS, G, SCI.

St Mildred's Church Whippingham - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

St Mildred's Church Whippingham

Queen Victoria’s Parish Church when in residence at Osborne House, designed by Prince Albert. A guide will give a talk to pupils.

The Church is one of a tiny band of small village churches which have become closely linked with neighbouring Royal residences and therefore have a very great many beautiful, interesting and historical features.

Sue Bailey, Storyteller

Sue has been telling tales for the past twelve years for local and visiting schools.  If you prefer something more individually tailored for your group, just ask, but if you need some other suggestions what about:

Myths and legends of the Isle of Wight (can  include tales  of Queen Victoria; or Charles I ‘s failed escape from Carisbrooke Castle;  or Uffa Fox -inventor of airborne life raft used in WWII; or Saunders Roe - inventor of hovercraft; or other local tales to fit in with group’s itinerary)

Seaside tales ( including tales such as ‘Why the sea is salty’ or ‘Why the crab has no head’) This can be combined with a seaside story walk  in which we look for beach treasure such as limpets and crabs.

KEY TOPICS: 7, 16, 17, 18, IWL.

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KEY TOPICS: 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, G, IWL, EVS, PA, W.

Time Taxi

Based in a historic Victorian Fort set in a 50 acre coastal country park, the ADC is a multi-period interactive exhibition ran by former teachers and archaeologists. Open all year and using the rich history of the Island, they offer a curriculum based program delivering #hands-on-history fun via 1.5hr, 2hr or full day sessions.  With indoor teaching rooms, multi-period handling collections and a wealth of outdoor space, both indoor and outdoor workshops are available on most periods, tailored to learning objectives from KS1 to KS3. School parties also benefit from free coach parking, picnic area, woodland trails and on-site toilets.

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Archaeology Discovery Centre - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, PA, DT, EVS, SCI.

Wightwaters

With over 25 years of practical experience and knowledge, Wightwater can offer professional Watersports packages with a very friendly service. Fully recognised RYA, AALA, BCU, BSA and RLSS, this is an exciting way to have fun in the water and learn new skills. Included in your session will be Surfing, Body Boarding, Kayaking etc, all are subject to weather / water conditions on the day.

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Wightwaters - Isle of Wight - Educational School Trips

KEY TOPICS: 11, 12, DT, PA.

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