Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes
Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world
People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future
Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - ’Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress
Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone
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The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth is the only surviving complete example of a Regency ornamental garden – designed at a time when the fashion was for gardens to be a piece of theatre, every corner turned presents a different vista, folly or tableaux. The theatrical composition of the Swiss Garden’s Regency design enables activities to be split into distinct chapters/scenes and is key to contextualising and drawing relevance to learning. All their programmes are led, and include activities, object handling (original and replica) and trails. All schools visits are (subject to weather and serviceability) given a ride on one of their 100 year old buses – a superbly visceral experience that contextualises and draws relevance to their learning.
Cost: £6.50 per pupil – inclusive of all activities and guides, the exclusive use of their Garden Room as a base room and a trip for your children on the Collection’s 1913 Wellingborough double decker bus (subject to weather and serviceability).
As part of the GBST, The Swiss Gardens is offering a free afternoon at The Shuttleworth Collection (normally £4) when you book a trip to the The Swiss Gardens.
Quote ‘Great British School Trip’ when booking to claim the offer.
Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!
Their most popular school programmes cover Journeys; Inventors and Inventions; First Flight; WW1 and WW2. This said, as an educational charity, the Shuttleworth Trust prides themselves on being able to respond to the particular needs of visiting groups and they are happy to design bespoke learning activities to suit requirements.
All of their packages include pre-visit and post-visit extension activities to prime, reinforce, stretch & challenge and measure learning. They are committed to lifelong learning and offer a diverse range of formal and informal education programmes, from EYFS to U3A.
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We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.
Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.
As part of the GBST, The Swiss Gardens is offering a free afternoon at The Shuttleworth Collection (normally £4) when you book a trip to The Swiss Gardens. You’ll get a choice of guided activities from our Journeys; Inventors and Inventions; First Flight; WW1 and WW2 programmes.
The offer is valid for Summer and Autumn 2023 bookings.
Quote ‘Great British School Trip’ when booking to claim the offer.Book Now!
Old Warden Park, Biggleswade
SG18 9ER. Bedfordshire
Open year round - 10am-4pm