"I Can" : Educational Visits
There’s a lot to be said for learning with teachers in the classroom – but can anything truly compare to the hands-on experience of an educational trip?
Now CairnGorm Mountain offers primary and secondary schools the chance to take their pupils deep into the Scottish Highlands to explore a wide range of curriculum topics. From nursery years to tertiary standard, CairnGorm can tailor the visit to suit the needs of your class.
Known as the “I CAN” programme, it’s a chance for children to learn about the environment, healthy living, geography, tourism, the climate, glaciation, technology, creative arts and social studies. There are tailored presentations; practical workshops; the chance to discover the camera obscura in the mountain garden; and journey on the funicular railway to visit the viewing terrace and interpretative mountain exhibition.
Among the activities available for you to enjoy are: exploring the mountain with a route on one of the low level paths; navigating on an orienteering treasure hunt; and visiting the weather station to make measurements with an anemometer. In addition, the class could sketch the landscape with the help of the camera obscura; learn about the plants that have survived since the ice age; help plant trees in hostile environments; experience the impact of altitude and how it affects life at this height; and discover the mountain exhibition about what it takes to survive at 1,097m.
All ages and abilities are catered for, with room available for packed lunches next to the base station – or CairnGorm Mountain’s staff could even provide the packed lunches for you. The typical group rate is £30 for presentations; with the funicular education rate being £5.00 per person; and there is no charge for the camera obscura or the mountain garden.
For more information or to make a booking call Lorna on 01479 861 338 or email email@example.com