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Key Stage 3

Caedmon School on River StudyCaedmon School on River Study

These activities are led by experienced leaders from the National Park Education Service and are based at Danby Lodge National Park Centre (formerly The Moors National Park Centre) and Sutton Bank National Park Centre. Activities last from an hour up to a full day. We're happy to adapt activities whenever possible to link to your curriculum or syllabus requirements or to cater for any special needs of your students.

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Fieldwork and geographical skills

Map Skills and Geocaching (pdf) - Develop OS skills and mapping fieldwork knowledge Out of the Classroom.

River Investigations - Fieldwork options include freshwater biology, flood management and downstream river changes.

Moorlands as Indicators of Climate Change (pdf) - Fieldwork measuring this Carbon Sink, and how it may be changing.

Coastal Fieldwork - Explore Robin Hoods Bay's geology, coastal landforms and coastal management issues.

Endangered Ecosystems (pdf) - Geo-caching and a moorland walk provide insights into the Park's special landscapes.

Impacts of Footpath Erosion on a Moorland Environment (pdf) - Fieldwork exploring this complex issue.

Impacts of Heather Burning on a Moorland Environment (pdf) - Assessing the impact of this land management strategy.

Grosmont's Industrial Heritage (pdf) - Explore the village's history and consider how it should be managed in the future.

Free Assemblies and talks to Secondary Schools around the National Park

Free assemblies for local schools (pdf) - Introducing the National Park and employment opportunities within the Park.

North York Moors (pdf) - Introduction to the National Park and management issues within this protected environment.


Free resources to extend and support learning around visits, including guides for ESOL learners.

Contact us

Tel: 01287 661005