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The Lime & Ice project worked with over twenty schools under two different initiatives, to inspire local children about the landscape they live in, or near to, and understand its history.

Children on the trail of Lime & Ice

Walking various footpaths in the south-west of the National Park and the Howardian Hills AONB, each group of children were helped to learn about the area’s natural and cultural history. The children’s thoughts and impressions have been embodied in creative art pieces working alongside the team from Rural Arts in Thirsk.


Discovery days

In June 2012, three weeks of activities took place from Sutton Bank National Park Centre with a different school participating each day. The aim was to help children understand how the landscape was formed and later shaped and changed by people.

A Discovery Days teachers’ pack (pdf) was written as part of the project containing information and ideas for pre- and post-visit activities.