Two more Moorland Classrooms launch on Exmoor National Park

DAVE Weatherly, curriculum advisor with local children exploring Moorland Classroom sites. PHOTO: Submitted.

DAVE Weatherly, curriculum advisor with local children exploring Moorland Classroom sites. PHOTO: Submitted.

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THE Moorland Classroom has engaged with over 6,000 pupils and this spring sees the launch of two new Moorland Classroom sites in Exmoor National Park.

The new sites are Grabbist, which overlooks Dunster and Winsford Hill above Tarr Steps.

Dulverton Middle School has already taken advantage of Winsford Hill.

Teacher Sophie Hanson said: “Winsford Hill is a great resource; it covers many curriculum areas and is very hands-on with The Punchbowl, burial mounds and Tarr Steps all with easy walking distance of each other.”

There are plenty of wet weather options too.

David Rolls, Moorland education officer for the Heart of Exmoor Scheme said: “To get your local school involved, just Google 'Moorland Classroom.'

“Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, Exmoor Trust and the Exmoor National Park Partnership Fund, our travel bursary can help schools with travel costs.

“A big thank you to all the schools that have helped us develop these resources for use in both the classroom and out in the National Park.”

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