The award winning Chatham Green School Project is a farm education
and conservation initiative on 400 acres of farmland in the heart of Essex.
The Chatham Green Environmental Education Project is an outdoor education initiative that uses our 400-acre outdoor classroom to bring the national curriculum to life! The Chatham Green project engages over 4000 young people a year through our workshops and visits – covering a wide range of subjects – everything from farming and food production to lifecycles, plants & pollination, animals incl humans, biodiversity … the list is endless!
We cater for all Key Stages, as well as out of school groups such as Beavers, Cubs & Brownies. We work with teachers and leaders to provide visits that meet the needs of the group, we don’t believe in one size fits all!
Our Education Officers can also visit your school or hub to help prepare students for a visit, or even deliver environmental workshops as outreach in your grounds.
Surrounded by arable fields, our beautiful teaching site includes: mature woodland, Jubilee tree plantation, pond, stream, meadows, horticulture zone and Education centre.
LOOKING FOR AN OUTDOOR FUN DAY FOR YOUR CLASS?
We also provide non-curriculum outdoor fun and team building days for schools and groups – including classic outdoor fun such as den building and fire lighting. Why not mix in some outdoor fun with some curriculum led topics for an all-round unforgettable day!
Focused on sustainable land use, the project investigates how we can utilise the land more effectively to better balance the 21st century needs of farming, nature and communities.
Through this initiative, we provide National Curriculum linked educational activities for over 4,000 school aged pupils each year.
In addition to this, we operate an environmental monitoring programme to record the changes in the land over time.
Our lessons and activities are all curriculum linked, helping teachers to deliver the curriculum in an engaging and connected way. We cater for children of all abilities, adapting our delivery methods to suit the learning style of our visitors. We are proud to hold the LOTC Quality Mark.
The Chatham Green Project is an education initiative that brings nature, food, and farming to life in a child-friendly, hands-on way here on our 400-acre classroom.
Surrounded by wheat fields, woodland and meadows young people immerse themselves in dense green nature, covering a range of curriculum and non-curriculum topics in a fun and engaging way.
How better to learn about habitats than following badger footprints through the woods and peering down a deep dark badger hole, before setting a night vision camera to capture images and downloading them for discussion the next day? Or learning about field to fork by running through a sticky, spikey wheat field before using flour to make dough on the side of the field, and cooking bread to share on an open fire?
The Chatham Green project is a dynamic, ever-evolving environmental education programme that engages children in exciting ways that stay with them long after their visit.
Contact & book a visit
Contact Jenna Cains, Farm Education Officer on jenna
In advance of your visit we will supply you with a copies of our Risk Assessments for your chosen activities.
Ask us about helping to fund your visit with the Bayer School Travel Fund.
All bookings are subject to availability. Full terms and conditions are detailed on our booking form, a copy of which will be supplied to you on receipt of your enquiry.
Linked to Curriculum
Our experienced Education Team lead by Jenna Cains provide quality Learning Outside the Classroom opportunities for children of all ages.
Our lessons and activities are all curriculum linked, helping teachers to deliver the curriculum in an engaging and connected way.
We cater for children of all abilities, adapting our delivery methods to suit the learning style of our visitors.
We are proud to hold the LOTC Quality Mark.
Teachers recommend us
100% of our visiting teachers agree that our National Curriculum linked activities are suitable for the age group of their children, that topics covered are as agreed.
Week and day long Wilderness Camps for children aged between 5-10 years old.
Our weekly Forest Kids is a nature inspired fun fest!