School visits and activities at Howsham Mill have been developed with the National Curriculum in mind, strongly linked to Science, Technology & History. Visits are designed to inform pupils as well as develop their skills and understanding.
Helen Spring, who leads our education programme, is a qualified and experienced teacher with a background in environmental education and delivering primary science CPD. Helen is also a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner and offers activities that relate to the Forest School Initiative.
We are also able to offer Howsham Mill as a venue for inset days or other teacher events. We are always open to new ideas for school visits and activities, so please contact us if you have something you would like us to trial!
- Mechanical Forces
- Living Things and their Habitats
- Classifying Plants and Animals
- Renewable Energy
- Bread Making
- Local History Study
- Data logging
- Outdoor maths
Current Forest Schools Activities:
- Nature walks
- Shelter building
- Fire making and cooking
- Forest crafts and games
Information from our Teacher Pack can be found in the Resources section.
Scroll down for more information about our workshops!
History of Milling and Bread Making
Howsham Mill was built in 1755 as a corn grinding mill. This workshop, which addresses many of the objectives in the primary DT curriculum, will enable students to discover how the wate...
Howsham Mill is a generator of Renewable Energy through the waterwheel and an Archimedean Screw. Learn about how these systems work in order to generate electricity. The power of water will be examine...
Forest School offers children the opportunity to achieve and develop confidence and self esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment. With session led by a Level 3 t...
Identify minibeasts and / or plants, create a branching database and take part in a conservation task... This workshop can be closely tied into the Year 4 or Year 6 'Living Things and their Habitats'...
Explore Gears, Levers, Pulleys and Cams. See mechanical forces in action... Howsham Mill is powered by an Archimedes Screw Turbine and a water wheel which both turn gears to generate electricity. &n...
Bug hunts, habitat postcards, food chain tag and camouflage masks! Covering many of the objectives from the KS1 science curriculum, this workshop introduces children to the concept of habitats, gives...
Down the River Path: Seasons
Drama, storytelling and seasons. We have teamed up with Candle Jar to offer four days of activities spread across the academic year 2016 / 17, to coincide with the seasonal changes.  ...
Using data loggers is an essential part of the primary science curriculum. We have purchased a set of data loggers which can be used to measure sound, temperature and light over a period of time. Co...
Come and join us for a day of putting maths into a real life context! Find out how tall our trees are, measure the area of the island, present data using natural materials, and see how many diff...