Primary

What is our programme for primary schools?

We run an exciting schools development programme which has been created to unlock the rich tapestry of heritage and culture offered by the landscape of the South Dorset Ridgeway. This pioneering learning project will

  • support outdoor learning
  • inspire a love of nature
  • inspire an interest in geology, history and landscape
  • encourage respect and appreciation of our outstanding landscape

All primary schools within a 5km of the ridgeway are eligible to take part.

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Want to take your class on a discovery trip to the South Dorset Ridgeway?

We can help you get there! You will experience and learn about the rich tapestry of heritage and culture in this outstanding landscape.

  • All secondary schools in the Bridport, Chesil and Dorchester pyramids are eligible to take part. 

Our team of experts can help teachers create new exciting learning kits anchored in the land, bones and stones of the South Dorset Ridgeway.

  • All schools in the Bridport, Chesil and Dorchester pyramids are eligible to apply.

Promoting exploration and investigative learning, the Laboratory of Outstanding Stuff (LOOS) is an interactive and fun learning experience for primary school children, using objects they can touch and experience. Collaboration and group work is actively encouraged; brought alive by the zesty Gobbledygook Theatre. Why do it? We want to encourage a connection and understanding towards the South Dorset Ridgeway. This is a proven hit among children!

  • All primary schools in the Bridport, Chesil and Dorchester pyramids are eligible to apply.

Dorset Forest School will work with teachers to help them integrate the local landscape in their forest school sessions. This project is eligible for schools within 5km of the South Dorset Ridgeway boundary. Forest School training will be provided for primary teachers. 

  • All primary schools in the Bridport, Chesil and Dorchester pyramids are eligible to apply.