EXCITING NEW EDUCATION OFFER FROM NOVEMBER 2020!
We have been working hard to develop and adapt our educational offer to school groups in line with all current COVID–19 guidance. As a result your day at The Deep will look quite different from school visits you may have taken here before. By limiting the number of school visits per day we are now able to deliver an exciting new offer.
- For the first time, schools can enjoy a Deep Teacher-Led tour of the attraction which is age-appropriate with a curriculum-based focus.
- You will also get an education workshop in the Learning Centre which relates to your Key Stage
- To maintain social distancing we will limit groups to only ONE CLASS PER DAY from only one school. (Maximum of 36 learners per class)
- Classes of more than 18 pupils will be split into two groups for the entirety of their visit
- Current ratios of adult to pupil are as follows - EYFS - 1:4 KS1 - 1:6 KS2 - 1:8 KS3/4 - 1:10
- Any resources used will be thoroughly cleaned prior to use and will only be shared between a maximum of 2 pupils during the workshop session
- Resources in the Foundation Stage education session will be shared by the whole group as this is designed as a free-play session
Every year, The Deep welcomes over 30,000 primary and secondary pupils to our purpose built Learning Centre. Let your students enjoy a unique and memorable experience as you travel from the beginning of time and into the future. Dive into exciting exhibits including our breath-taking coral reef at the Lagoon, interesting animal in our Slime exhibit, some of our biggest sharks in Endless Ocean and creatures of the Amazon in the Flooded Forest. To see more of what The Deep has to offer, take a look at our Deep tour.
Workshops, presentations and hands-on activities are delivered to groups from pre-school pupils to post sixteen by our team of experienced in house teachers. Find out all about our Primary School visits here with our digital guide. The guide maps out the whole day for you from start to finish and includes each of our fantastic Workshops. Please note - there will be changes to this programme, due to COVID-19.
We cover a wide selection of topics in all Key Stages, including Science, Geography, English, Citizenship, Maths and for older students Marketing, Customer Care and Travel and Tourism.
Places cost £8 per pupil which includes your choice of workshop relevant to your key stage (listed below). Please see our Bookings and Information section for further information.
Our selection of interactive, hands-on workshops for 3-5 year olds are a great way to introduce children to ideas about caring for our planet and the animals upon it. For...
Key Stage 1
Pupils between 5 and 7 are inspired by our collection of artefacts and activities designed to encourage enquiry and stimulate discussion about the natural world and...
Key Stage 2
We have lots of discovery-based workshops for pupils aged 7 to 11 to develop their enquiry skills, furthering their knowledge and understanding of interrelationships,...
Key Stage 3
Our wide range of active learning workshops for young people aged 11 to 14 enhance their understanding of the needs of animals and the ways in which we can help to conserve...
Key Stage 4/Post 16
We have a range of interactive workshops for young people aged 14+ which help them to engage with The Deep’s conservation ethos as well as inspiring future career decisions...
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Students can also enjoy our immersive Sea Labs. Learning spaces are complete with 84 inch interactive learning screens allowing students to get hands on with their studies, child friendly microscopes, infinity mirrors and multi-coloured sensory bubble tubes. All school trips include a workshop relevant to your pupils' Key Stage, time in The Deep visitor attraction, secure storage baskets for personal items and a lunch area if required.
To help prepare your students for their visit why not download our social story 'A day at The Deep: preparing for your visit'. Designed to help visitors plan and make the most of their visit with us, it's great for those students who might need a little extra help!