Trent Vale's landscape and history provides a fascinating resource for learning and education.
We offer a range of education services to help teachers and young people and are developing a range of educational materials to support the National Curriculum. Please contact us to find out more.
What we offer
- Environmental education in schools
- Loans boxes on local heritage and archaeology
- School grounds projects
- Nature reserve and farm visits for schools
- The Willow Works as a learning venue for groups and schools
- Short courses and workshops (see our get involved page)
As part of Lincolnshire County Council's heritage work in the Trent Vale, they have worked closely with the village of Marton to credate this resource pack to help teachers explore local and national history with the help of drama and art.
Links to education resources
Our partners, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, work closely with schools and the community in Trent Vale to deliver curriculum-based education and their website offers a range of resources to support this.
These learning resources and activities have been created by British Waterways, The Inland Waterways Association and The Waterways Trust. They are designed for children aged 7-11 years and their teachers, group leaders and families who want to explore Britain's waterways in a variety of fun and innovative ways.
Lincolnshire County Council's Countryside Access Team has put this education pack together for schools and youth groups to promote understanding and use of public rights of way and the wider countryside. The pack is divided into units and covers how public rights of way are accessed, and suggests some project ideas to get schools using and appreciating public rights of way.
Our partners, the RSPB, are active in creating simple and engaging education activities taking inspiration from wildlife and the landscape. Their web resources provide a variety of ideas and signpost you to other learning links.
Local learning and education centres
Old Willow Works at Beckingham
If you need a 'dirty classroom' this is the place for you. The recently refurbished Victorian Willow Weaving barn offers a modern learning space in an historic setting with kitchen, shower and toilet block. The Willow Works is situated just outside Gainsborough on the fringe of the RSBP reserve at Beckingham Marshes.
Cottam Environmental Education Centre
The centre 8 miles from Retford offers a wide programme of environmental activities with EDF funding.
Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre
North Road, Retford, DN22 8RQ