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Project Firestone at Kents Cavern, gateway to UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark

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Comenius Conference visits Kents Cavern

Today, 34 European delegates and students and staff from Churston Ferrers Grammar School visited Kents Cavern as part of the Comenius Programme.

 

 The Comenius programme is funded by the European Commission and managed in the UK by the British Council. The programme provides funding and professional development to enable students and teachers across Europe to work together and learn about each other’s culture and education methods. All six schools are based in a Geopark area with Torbay being the only Urban Geopark.

This week sees Churston Ferrers Grammar School hosting the UK Geopark conference with partner schools from Hungary, Italy (Sicily), Norway, France and Germany as part of an EU scheme to create partnerships across Europe and improve education standards. The 24 students and 10 staff are being hosted by 5 year 13 students and 3 staff from Churston Ferrers Grammar School.

As a gateway site to UNESCO’s English Riviera Global Geopark, Kents Cavern was the first place to visit on their agenda, and they were taken around the caves by Elliot, our education officer and were met in the last chamber by Nick Powe, and given a presentation on the Geopark.
The group are here all week and will be visiting many other sites around the Geopark such as Berry Head and Cockington, as well as seeing Torbay by boat!


 

FREE PRIMARY FOCUS SESSION
 
Kents Cavern and UNESCO’s English Riviera Global Geopark is developing an exciting, engaging and challenging learning and teaching programme for primary schools to support teachers to deliver many aspects of the new National Curriculum particularly in Science, History and Geography as well as English and Mathematics across the curriculum.  The programme is key question led and encourages learning through enquiry and investigation and includes activities to do at school before a visit to Kents Cavern, at the caves and suggestions for follow up back at school.    
 
This twilight session is FREE and light refreshments will be served!  Come and find out how the new programme can support you as you plan for the new curriculum and the availability of school bursaries which will make bringing your pupils to the caves so much easier!   All colleagues will leave with examples of the developing learning enquiries to trial immediately with children in their schools.

Key stage 2 - 19th November 4pm-6pm
Early years and Key stage 1 - 20th November 4pm-6pm

To book a place for you or one of your teachers, call Kents Cavern on 01803 215136 OR email firestone@kents-cavern.co.uk

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Shakespeare Underground, just 'As You Like It'

We are delighted to announce that Butterfly Productions are returning to Kents Cavern with Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” this November. 
Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, As You Like It is a witty and playful romantic adventure of mistaken identities, political rivalry and hidden passions unearthed in the Forest of Arden.
We have special daytime performances for schools each weekday from the 10th to 14th November at the following times:
 
 

  • 11:15-12:30
  • 14.15-15.30

Each performance costs £360 (£300 + VAT) with a maximum capacity of 45 people per performance. Teachers/Leaders are required to attend at a ratio of 1 to 10. At the end of the performance there will be a brief Q&A session with the director and selected company members.

Get in touch at Caves@kents-cavern.co.uk or call 01803 215136 if you're interested in bringing a group to see this Shakespeare performance in an unbeatable setting!

 

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