National Landscapes are excellent places of learning for all ages, offering a wealth of natural and cultural heritage to explore.
Over the years we have worked with many young people in and around the Shropshire Hills, helping them to connect with and care about this special landscape. Much of our work with school children and teachers is focussed on the John Muir Award. Named after the pioneer of the National Parks movement, the Award helps participants to discover and explore a wild place, to do something to conserve it, and to share their experience.
Click on the links below to find out more:
- Aged 12-16? Join our Young Ranger programme
- Clee Hill Young Rangers, working with the South Shropshire Youth Forum
- Buzz in the Borders, helping primary school children to discover all about pollinators
Scroll down for other learning opportunities in the Shropshire Hills:
We have worked with the University of Nottingham to create landscape-based teaching resources aimed at all educators, including schools and other organisations offering educational content. Click here to view the wide range of resources created.
Organised school visits
- Cardingmill Valley, the National Trust offers a range of organised activities for school parties.
- Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offer activities for schools and workshops through the school holidays.
- Shropshire Wildlife Trust, offer activities and have produced the directory “Where Wild Schools Go” of sites suitable for countryside visits by schools.
- Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, welcomes school parties and other interested groups.
- Snailbeach Lead Mine - school visits including underground tours available by arrangement.
- Blakemoorgate Cottages, Stiperstones - visits can be arranged through Natural England, who own the cottages.
Rural skills & craft courses
- Bog Visitor Centre - runs a varity of craft courses
- Westhope Craft College
- Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - range of courses including cookery with local ingredients.
- The Hurst - creative writing
Museums & resource centres