Outreach Sessions

 victorian mining loans box objects displayed in schools

As well as themed workshops, Geevor can offer outreaches to your educational establishment.  

Standard Outreaches

For 5-11yrs:

A member of Geevor’s Learning Team can come to your school with mining artefacts and deliver a session exploring the objects, trying on the mining clothes and have a chance to ask their questions to a Learning Team member, ideally before their visit. The session is approximately an hour long, per visiting class and can be adapted for all primary school-aged students (5-11yrs). It aims to prepare and enthuse your students for their visit to Geevor by equipping them with the relevant vocabulary and basic process of rock to tin product.

In order to cover staffing and travel costs, there is a charge for our Outreach services, dependent on length of session and distance from Geevor and is available to groups up to 50miles away from Geevor.

For groups situated within 30miles of Geevor, a Standard Outreach costs £50 (ex.VAT) for up to two consecutive 1-hour sessions, with no more than two classes per session.

For groups situated between 30-50miles of Geevor, a Standard Outreach costs £80 (ex.VAT) for up to two consecutive 1-hour sessions, with no more than two classes per session.

Please arrange a time and date with the Learning Team when booking your visit.

 

For 3-5yrs (Mini-Miners! Outreach):

Focussing on learning through play, we recommend you start your ‘mini-miners’ adventure with this special outreach session at school and accompanies the Mini-Miners! on site workshop. The outreach can last up to 2.5hrs (including break in the middle) where a member of staff leads a ‘roundabout’ of 10-15minute activities, including mineral handling, dressing up, ‘mosel’ bag decorating and jigsaw puzzles. The activities lead up to the reading of Geevor’s Big Book, ‘Basil & Scraggs Go Underground at Geevor’, which includes the active miners’ song, or “Hammer and Crack!”.

A sample timetable of the Mini-Miners! Outreach can be found in the Resource Bank, or click here.

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Links for the Mini-Miners! Outreach can be found in the Resource Bank, or click here.

The outreach aims to set up the class for their visit and introduce them to words, objects, sites and staff that they will see on their visit. The activities can be reinforced in class afterwards by using our tailored loan box, which includes a copy of the Big Book, dressing up clothes and other resources.

Even though this ‘Mini-miners!’ outreach is longer than the standard outreach, the price is the same because it is considered so valuable for the Mini-miners! workshop and its younger audience.

For groups situated within 30miles of Geevor, this Mini-Miners! Outreach costs £50 (ex.VAT) for one 2.5hr session, with no more than one class per session.

For groups situated between 30-50miles of Geevor, this Mini-Miners!Outreach costs £80 (ex.VAT) for one 2.5hr session, with no more than one class per session.

 

Please arrange a time and date with the Learning Team when booking your visit.

 

Special Outreaches

Outreach sessions can also be arranged for:

  • Schools beyond 30miles of Geevor
  • Whole school sessions
  • Longer sessions (i.e. half-day or whole days)
  • Bespoke Outreach sessions of particular topic (e.g. geology for KS2)
  • Teacher Training sessions
  • Non-school groups
  • and more...

To discuss these, and other, options of how to use Geevor offsite, please contact Geevor's Learning Team Manager on 01736 788662 or learning@geevor.com


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