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Visiting Estates

From March to September a number of estates open their doors to invite schools to experience the countryside and to learn how our countryside is managed and how the role of the gamekeeper shapes our varied wildlife habitats.

The NGO Educational Trust's roadshow team are present at many of the estate days to provide interesting and learning focused talks and demonstrations of the art of the gamekeeper and the habitats they operate in. The NGO Educational Trust have a set of display boards that are used to show the school children the various aspects of the countryside, to explain the balance of nature and man's part in maintaining that balance.

When visiting estates the resident gamekeepers will also talk the children through various displays, including such items as trapping for predator control, working dogs, and the various tools of the trade.

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You can also be assured that the estates/farms are thinking about safety too. The NGO Educational Trust has prepared Adopt a School guidance and also sample site and activity assessments to help estates/farms and schools feel confident of a safe and enjoyable visit.

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benefits For the Teacher

Visiting estates is about bringing the classroom to the countryside. Here is a way to have qualified professional gamekeepers teach your school children Geography and Science in the countryside environment.

It is a fun and engaging way for children to learn...and you may learn something yourself too!

Benefits For the school children

What can be more fun for a child than to get out into the countryside and learn about how it all works. Where do birds get their food? How to recognise the predators and the prey. Why are there wild flowers at the side of the field?

The children have even been known to go home and teach their parents about why dogs should be kept on leads in the country.

Want to know More?

The NGO Educational Trust can help you understand more about the benefits of visiting an estate. Contact us and we will help you to get the best out of your time at an estate.

Look at the existing events on our website, there may be one near you.

Have you considered adopting an estate and making it an integral part of the teaching in your school? We can help.

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Educational Resources

For teachers we offer a range of educational material which relates to both the English & Welsh National Curriculums


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Roadshow Events

This year, the NGO Educational Trust Roadshow will be appearing at selected venues across the Country .. come and join us!


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Role of a Gamekeeper

The role of a gamekeeper is often mis-understood, our guide to the role of a gamekeeper provides you with all the relevant facts.


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