EDUCATION AT DAWS HALL
Daws Hall Centre for Environmental Education offers visits across all ages and areas of the curriculum and tailors each visit to the specific requirements of the group, syllabus and season. The reserve offers fantastic habitats, facilities and resources available for day visits and field courses alike. The reserve is ideal for environmental studies in biology and geography and is able to offer unique experiences such as small mammal trapping, moth trapping, direct access to the River Stour and tributaries, and examples of changing plant communities. The 25 acre, privately owned site, is also the ideal tranquil setting for art, photography and media. The team are passionate about providing experiences across the seasons to appreciate the full beauty of the reserve. The Stour valley has long been inspiring artists. Thomas Gainsborough painted a view of Stour cliff, now part of the reserve, while John Constable painted Daws Hall itself. In addition to curriculum led programmes, the centre also offers alternative learning options such as mindfulness in nature, forest schools/bush craft, team building, and environmental ethics. It also welcomes families, pre-school groups, societies and adults with disabilities alongside schools. Daws Hall Trust is passionate about the natural world, conservation and sustainability and takes great pride in providing inspirational outdoor learning. To date over 100,000 schoolchildren have benefitted from visits to Daws Hall and it aims to inspire many more in the future.