We are happy to be able to support the exciting and innovative Cornerstones Curriculum.  Our programmes can be adapted to help support the following topic areas:


Growing Things

Wriggle and Crawl


Wild Wood

Holes and Hiding Places

The Allotment – Growing for Success

What makes good compost? Why should I plant my row of carrots in a north – south direction? How can I safely deal with those slugs?

This new ‘hands on’ programme ensures that pupils plan for success in their school allotment year after year. They will learn how to plan their plot and tie activities into the school year, how to make successful compost and use it to its best advantage and what the different groups of vegetables are and how to use them in a basic crop rotation system as well as how to deal with pests.

They will also have the opportunity to learn good horticultural techniques such as successful seed sowing and seedling transplanting.

If you are setting up an allotment in school or want to know how to have greater success in your existing space then this will be for you.

Please contact our teaching staff to discuss your needs and we will be pleased to help

Castaways/Land Ahoy

What would it be like to be stranded on an island awaiting rescue?

How would you find food and water?

Could you make yourself a shelter?

This new programme uses role play and areas of the Botanic Garden to create an island in which pupils will be challenged to find water, make a shelter and a fire in order to survive whilst waiting to be rescued.

It discusses how ‘salvaged’ items may be useful and what food sources are around to increase their chances of survival.

Available March – October

Holes and Hiding Places

What are holes for?

Children discover what holes are, and why some are useful and others not.  They find out who might live in a hole and get to experience crawling through holes and hiding inside them.

Available throughout the year


How can water exist as a liquid, solid or gas?

What substances are soluble in water?

This ’hands on’ science investigation introduces children to the three states of matter and chemical bonding as well as give them the opportunity to conduct simple and safe experiments in the lab!

Available throughout the year