The Box Moor Trust has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

The diverse nature of the Box Moor Trust estate allows us to offer a very wide range of learning opportunities, covering many areas of National Curriculum and examining body requirements, including Science, Geography, Art, Agriculture, English, Maths, History and Citizenship.  We also provide seasonal and bushcraft courses.

Our emphasis is on direct, first-hand investigation and exploration using a variety of teaching methods for different learning styles.

Currently, we offer courses for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes.  Lists of our ready-made courses are available to download.  We are also able to provide tailor-made courses to suit specific time scales, ages, abilities, subject requirements and equality, diversity or inclusion issues or needs. 

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At the Box Moor Trust, we have a diverse range of habitats, including woodland, meadows, ponds, rivers, agricultural and urban areas.

All of the Box Moor Trust land can potentially be used for visits but the majority of courses take place in the vicinity of our Old Barn Education Centre using Hay Wood and the surrounding meadows and ponds.  We use our land bordering the River Bulbourne and/or the River Gade for river studies, whilst our local heritage and urban geography courses centre on the moors in the valley bottom.

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Our education facilities have been specifically designed with the health and safety of our visitors in mind. It is still essential, however, that visitors come well prepared. Further information on suitable clothing, footwear etc. can be found under 'Your Visit'.

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The Box Moor Trust can also visit your school during the autumn and spring terms to present our free interactive assemblies.  These are suitable for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

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Download this file (Assemblies Flyer.pdf)Assemblies Flyer.pdf 233 Kb

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If you would like to arrange a school visit, please contact the Box Moor Trust Education and Community team first to discuss your requirements and to check for available dates.  Please try to arrange your booking as early as possible as we do get booked up, particularly in the summer months.

Telephone: 01442 253300

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We will post or email a booking form or, alternatively, you can download the form below.  If you are visiting on more than one occasion, please fill in one form for each separate visit - do ensure that you have reserved your visit date with the office before you return the booking form.

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Arrival

Schools arrive at the Box Moor Trust Centre on London Road unless specific arrangements have been made with us in advance.  On arrival, please report to the Box Moor Trust Centre and ensure that children are kept in a group, off the car park area.

Schools visiting for river studies will be advised about the specific requirements for these courses.

Transport

Coaches can drop off and pick up in the Box Moor Trust Centre car park but we ask that coaches do not stay in the car park for the day as the Box Moor Trust Centre is frequently used by other organisations and parking is limited.  Coaches may be directed to Bourne End Mills Industrial Estate  (off the A41) where there are areas for parking.

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At the Box Moor Trust, we are doing everything we can to minimise our impact on the environment and to educate our visitors on how they can do the same.

Under our Eco-Code:

  • We will reduce, reuse and recycle our waste and minimise our use of resources.
  • We will use less environmentally damaging products.
  • We will minimise our water use.
  • We will minimise our energy use.
  • We will protect and encourage our wildlife and plants.
  • We will encourage our visitors to live more sustainably.
Visitors can look out for the signs around the Old Barn Education Centre showing what we are doing and what they can do to help.
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