What we offer


School visits and activities at Howsham Mill have been developed with the National Curriculum in mind, strongly linked to Science, Technology & History. Visits are designed to inform pupils as well as develop their skills and understanding.  

Helen Spring, who leads our education programme, is a qualified and experienced teacher with a background in environmental education and delivering primary science CPD.  Helen is also a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner and offers activities that relate to the Forest School Initiative.

We are also able to offer Howsham Mill as a venue for inset days or other teacher events.  We are always open to new ideas for school visits and activities, so please contact us if you have something you would like us to trial! 

Current workshops:

  • Mechanical Forces
  • Living Things and their Habitats
  • Classifying Plants and Animals
  • Renewable Energy
  • Bread Making
  • Local History Study
  • Data logging
  • Outdoor maths

Current Forest Schools Activities:

  • Nature walks
  • Shelter building
  • Fire making and cooking
  • Forest crafts and games

Information from our Teacher Pack can be found in the Resources section.  

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