The British Ironwork Centre is relaunching its school trip programme, whereby all schools and children activity groups are invited to benefit from the educational services and activities on site, including the latest Extinction Trail, completely free of charge.
Schools spend millions nationally on yearly school trips, whilst this money is valuable to destinations it is not always easily afforded by parents. Especially now, emerging from the pandemic many young households are finding costs rising and wrestle with the dilemma over affording luxuries.
The British Ironwork Centre says it believes more destinations could help support schools by reviewing their costs, in order to help in what are difficult times. They would also like there to be a national schools accreditation for all venues, requiring venues to fulfil a minimum standard of hospitality and educational benefit for children.
At the British Ironwork Centre Groups can learn about wildlife, conservation issues and recycling through the form of metal art. Tied to subjects found within the National Curriculum, each of the metal exhibitions on display bring classroom theories to life. Completely self-led, the activities are for any age and academic levels, giving the opportunity to learn about the dangers of human involvement in wildlife habitats, global warming and the effect on endangered animals.
Schools wishing to find out more information can visit the British Ironwork Centre website or call to book your free visit.