Teachers will learn what Wistlandpound has to offer

TEACHERS are being invited to visit Discover Wistlandpound, near Barnstaple, to learn more about its exciting new educational programme for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils. Two sessions will take place next Thursday and teachers from the surrounding area have

TEACHERS are being invited to visit Discover Wistlandpound, near Barnstaple, to learn more about its exciting new educational programme for Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils.

Two sessions will take place next Thursday and teachers from the surrounding area have been invited to come along and find out more about what the site has to offer.

Wistlandpound is a partnership project between Calvert Trust Exmoor, the Forestry Commission and South West Lakes Trust.

Based around the reservoir, there is a managed forest and heritage buildings, and among the attractions are new accessible trails, activity equipment and stimulating sensory interpretation facilities.


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Manager Nicola Yeo has devised a range of activities for school groups, which support and enhance the national curriculum.

She said: "I have worked with input from a group of teachers to compile a range of educational activities for school visits. I am now inviting teachers from schools within a one-hour drive of the site, to come along to hear more about these activities and how they can plan school visits to our centre.

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"On the day, teachers will receive a special pack including details of the activities on offer, teachers sheets to help plan visits and information on how to book. They will also be taken on a tour of the site to see our outdoor classroom at first hand. I am confident that teachers will be impressed and appreciate the potential for both day and residential educational trips for their pupils."

"I would encourage teachers and other education providers to come along and find out more. The event is open to all schools, and if any teachers have not received an invite they should call me on 01598 763706 to reserve a place.

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