Ambassadors of Hornsea


  • To become familiar with Hornsea and its many historical locations.
  • To learn about the role of an ambassador and what the term means.
  • To be able to name historic and current ambassadors of Hornsea and explain why they are important to its history.
  • To build children’s enthusiasm in the town of Hornsea so they feel ownership for their town.
  • To encourage children to continue to research the history of their town and have a desire to contribute to its future.
  • Children to feel a sense of pride about the town that they live in.

The Visit

  • Morning workshop at Hornsea Library with group discussions about Hornsea’s history,future plans and developments, famous landmarks and people who have influenced the town’s development over the centuries.
  • Field research (supervised and supported), going out into the town centre with questionnaires, asking people’s views of the town and why Hornsea is important .
  • Further workshops compiling the information from the surveys and feeding back to the whole group.
  • Treasure hunt—further fieldwork following the ‘Ambassador Trail’.
  • Final group discussions about Hornsea’s heritage and history

RSPB Experience

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RSPB Bempton Cliffs, North Yorkshire

Between April and August each year, almost quarter of a million seabirds come to Bempton and make the cliffs come alive. There are adults bringing food to their nests and young chicks making their first faltering flights, creating a unique and very special experience for your pupils.

Bempton Cliffs provides the perfectly safe setting for exploring a coastal habitat while having fun together. The seabirds provide an up-close experience to explore topics such as habitats, food chains and adaptation.

Each programme is designed to last two hours; sessions usually run from 10am – noon, and then 1pm – 3pm. Two programmes can be combined to make a whole day visit.

EYFS/KS1 Sensational Detectives

Come and join us for a seasonal sensory walk.   We will decide what season we are in and what we expect to discover whilst using our different senses whilst exploring our dramatic landscape.

We will be detectives during our nature discovery walk and look for clues to identify the season. The children will use their senses to search for different colours, sounds, textures and smells. We will search for plants and animals and share what we have found.

The children will use their imagination to describe what the area will look, sound, feel and smell like during different seasons. In their groups, children will match four picture cards of seasons with weather and day length cards. We end the session with the children will imagining they are a living creature or tree, reacting to the changes of each season.

Success criteria includes; Use their senses to explore the habitat to find out which season they are in, describe how the environment changes across the seasons.

EYFS/KS1 Brilliant Birds

Explore our wonderful bird life at Bempton Cliffs. We will start by looking at the birds around us and discovering how much the group already knows. We then look at the basic requirements for survival shared by people, wildlife and plants (food, water, shelter, air, sunlight).

We’ll look at the different features of birds including feathers, beak shapes and sizes, and feet. We will use singing birds and finger puppets to learn about bird song and behaviour.

We will go on a nature discovery walk to see what and how many birds are out and about. The children will discover what’s special about the birds we find. We will look at some beak shapes and sizes to determine what they eat. We end the session by playing a bird survival game and by searching for natural foods that birds eat.

Success criteria includes; EYFS – Find signs of birds and recognise where they like to live, discover what is special about birds and that there are lots of different types. KS1 – Identify some birds and discover what is special about them, identify some of the basic requirements of birds, identify and name some sources of food.

KS2 – Investigating coasts

Explore our magnificent cliffs at Bempton. We start with a discussion about how a coast line is created, what features we might expect and who uses these areas. The children will study the local coast formations by working in small groups to identify the features of the coast line and consider how it was created through natural process such as erosion, wave energy and weather.

Children will create a field sketch of the coastline and label the physical and human features. In groups, the children will identify any wildlife they can see or evidence that is left behind. They will consider how humans use the coast and the impact this can have, including the challenge or need to defend coastlines.

At the end of the session we ask pupils to draw a picture or discuss what they think the coast may look like in the future, explaining why their changes have occurred.

KS2 Discovering Birds

Come and experience our range of birdlife at Bempton Cliffs.   We start by discussing what the children already know about birds and the different types of habitats they live in.

We take them on a nature discovery walk to discover which birds are out and about on the reserve. We will find out what’s special about the birds we find and learn how birds communicate.   The children will spend time in a wildlife hide and use binoculars to explore some of the top predators in the food chain. Learn all about how their adaptations help them to survive.

At the end of the sessions children will construct simple food chains in small groups and share these with the rest of the class and identify herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. They will have time to reflect on their experience and what they have learned during the day.

Humber Fire and Rescue

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  • To learn about the three core pillars of public safety: fire safety, water safey and water safety
  • To raise aspirations for future careers
  • To develop communication, teamwork and problem solving skills
  • To increase awareness and respect towards the role of the Fire Service in the community
  • To experience an operational fire station and real-life work scenarios


  • Welcome and introduction
  • Class is split into 4 watches
  • Morning workshop rotation
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon workshop rotation
  • Celebration parade


  1. Inside the Fire Service
  2. Firefighting Activities
  3. Public Safety (Fire, Water, Road)
  4. Team building (Drill Yard)



Run a Hotel for the Day


  • To introduce the world of hotels to our Hull and East Yorkshire children.
  • To learn about the people who use hotels and their potential destinations when in our city.
  • To know how to use a hotel, from booking to leaving and be aware of the protocol and services available
  • To become aware of the varied range of jobs available in the Hotel industry and the skills, qualifications and training needed


  • Tour around the whole hotel and activities in the following areas:
  • Restaurant and Kitchen – sandwich and cookie making , meeting the head chef
  • Functions and Events – setting up and dressing tables, meeting staff who work in events and conferencing
  • Housekeeping- tidying a hotel room, making beds, hovering, meeting housekeeping staff
  • Lobby/Reception- check in worksheet, meeting reception staff

Marine Biologist For a Day

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The Living Seas Centre is Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s exciting coastal education facility set amongst the beautiful chalk cliffs of South Landing, Flamborough. The centre offers a wide range of activities to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds about the diverse and exciting marine wildlife found off the Yorkshire coast.

“Marine Biologist for a Day” offers high quality environmental activities for schools, enabling pupils to learn both in the classroom and out on the rocky shore. With such resources at our fingertips, learning is guaranteed to be exciting, fun and engaging!

The programme is aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2. All our activities can be tailored to meet the requirements of your group and are linked to the National Curriculum. The visit will generally involve 3 activities and for certain sessions, be dependent on tide times.


Seashore Safari

On a ‘Seashore Safari’ you’ll discover and identify the fascinating wildlife that lives on the rocky shore. We’ll be looking for limpets, seeking out shannies and surveying for seaweed!

Success criteria includes: Identifying and naming a variety of plants and animals in their habitat; identifying and classifying using a simple key; identifying and describing the functions of different parts of a seaweed; describing how living things are classified in groups according to common observable characteristics.

Seashore Detective 

The strandline is a treasure trove of fascinating finds. As ‘Seashore Detectives’ we’ll be looking for clues as to what lurks in the mysterious offshore waters.

Success criteria includes: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions; identifying and naming a variety of common seaweeds and seashore animals; exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive; identifying and naming a variety of different materials; describing how fossils are formed.

Waves of Waste

Sadly, litter is now a common sight on our beaches, with ‘Waves of Waste’ washing up each day. As we take a walk along the shore we will use litter pickers to collect items and ask: What is it? Where did it come from? How does it affect marine wildlife? How long will it last?

Success criteria includes: Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions; reporting and presenting findings; comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials by their properties; recognising that environments can be changed by humans and that this can pose danger to living things.

Seabed Explorer

‘Seabed Explorer’ will take us on a journey through the hidden undersea landscape. A unique underwater film, shot here in Yorkshire, alongside special seabed maps will help us to discover vast deserts, huge rocky reefs, underwater caves and dense forests. We will also learn about the many weird and wonderful marine animals that live in the hidden waters of the North Sea.

Success criteria includes: Using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions; exploring what different types of seaweed needs for life and growth; identifying and naming a variety of marine animals and undersea habitats.

Natural Art

The seashore is an artist’s dream, full of interesting materials from which to create a masterpiece. The beauty is that these works will only last as long as the tide and sea allow. Pupils will get the chance to let their artistic expression run wild.

Success criteria includes: Identifying and naming a variety of common seaweeds and seashore animals; identifying and naming a variety of different materials; experimenting with a wide range of art and design techniques using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.


The Living Seas Centre make every effort to ensure our centre and classroom facilities are accessible to all. The Centre is wheelchair accessible and there is a disabled toilet on site. Access to the shore is down a concrete road (steep incline), while the beach is a mixture of pebble, cobbles, sand and bedrock. Please inform us if any of your group has particular needs.

St Stephen’s Experience

See the source imageThe St Stephen’s Experience gives children the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a shopping centre and learn about the different jobs involved.


  • To provide children with a workplace experience to raise aspirations for future careers
  • To learn how a shopping centre works and the different skills needed to make it run smoothly
  • To discuss and understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • To develop an understanding of customer service and what is needed to ensure positive customer feedback
  • To gain an understanding of how the design of a shopping centre can affect how successful it is
  • To inspire children to pursue work experience opportunities in the retail industry
  • To promote speaking and listening skills and encourage team work

The Visit

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Meet staff and learn about their roles
  • See behind the scenes with a VIP tour of the centre including security and waste management
  • Clipboard challenge task
  • View from the roof – see the city and the centre design
  • Meet and chat over lunch in the Chill Out Zone
  • Interactive quiz about what they have seen and heard during the day

Primary Environmental Conference


  • To engage children in PLAN-IT-ECO conferences, promoting environmental understanding and awareness
  • To teach children about the environment and the planet and the effect we are having across the globe
  • To help children to understand that the choices they make and their actions effect the environment
  • To give children the skills, knowledge and motivation to recycle


In the weeks leading up to the conference, children in each school take part in research, group discussions and   homework looking at environmental issues and the effect on the planet to prepare them for the conference.

The Visit

A full day conference with 72 children and staff and volunteers. In the morning, children explore issues such as sustainability, conservation, local and global environmental issues and the demand for and use of natural resources. They learn to Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In the afternoon, they split into groups and each group play a different role in debating a real life environmental challenge. Groups represent: the government, environmentalists, banks, land and home owners and scientists so that they develop a greater understanding of the dynamics involved in protecting the planet. The afternoon workshop gives the young people a voice and develops their confidence in debating issues and forming and defending an opinion.

Streets of Hull

East Hull primary school children haven taken to the streets of Hull to ask people what they think about our city.

Around 30 children from Southcoates Primary School took part in Hull Children’s University’s Ambassadors of Hull experience, which saw them spend the day in the city centre finding out about the city’s greatest champions.

Watch: Pupils quiz members of the public about what they think of Hull

From poet Philip Larkin and campaigner William Wilberforce to comedian Lucy Beaumont and boxer Luke Campbell, the children spent the morning learning what an ambassador in a learning space at KCOM in Carr Lane before taking to the streets.

They then spent the afternoon trailing around the city centre, taking a look at the statues of some of Hull’s best-loved ambassadors.

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These included Andrew Marvell outside Holy Trinity Church, William Wilberforce outside Hull College, and Amy Johnson in Prospect Street.

The children also hunted out the copper tops on some of the older buildings, spotted the fish along the pavings in Old Town and admired The Blade, while speaking to representatives from Siemens about the sculpture.


Year 6 pupil Harrison Donkin said: “I think it’s been really good and really interesting because I didn’t know that there were that many ambassadors from Hull.

“I think the most interesting bit was when we asked people what they thought about Hull. A lot said ‘I was born and bred in Hull’, that was quite a common phrase. A lot of people said they didn’t want it to change because they loved it how it is.”

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Fellow pupil Chalis Willis said it was good to supplement her existing knowledge about the history of the city. She said: “It’s made me quite proud to be from Hull.

“It’s been good to find out a little bit more about the history of the city.”


Rosanna James, Hull Children’s University’s partnership manager said: “There are some children in Hull who might never had the opportunity to come into Hull city centre before and it’s about giving them that experience.

“It gives them the opportunity to learn about the city and about the city’s ambassadors too.

“They also get a certificate at the end of it saying they are now a Hull ambassador.”

Healthy Lifestyles


  • To help children understand the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle
  • To understand the relationship between exercise and a healthy mind and body
  • To help children recognise the importance of a healthy diet and how to make the right food choices
  • To show children how they can integrate physical activity into their daily lifestyle
  • To be aware of the benefits of a healthy body and mind
  • To appreciate how physical activities and exercise can raise mood, performance and achievement
  • To encourage children to want to exercise because it’s fun and makes them feel better
  • To establish habits of exercise in childhood that can last a lifetime
  • To learn about jobs in the fitness industry


The Programme

A one hour session each week, for four consecutive weeks. The sessions cover the following:

Week 1

An introduction to the programme which includes discussions about what health (physical and mental), fitness, exercise and diet actually means, question and answer sessions to measure the children’s current levels of knowledge and a discussion about what can take away from our health.

Week 2

Children learn about the body and how it works, including the skeletal, circulatory and digestive systems, the function and position of the vital organs and how to keep the body fit and strong.

Week 3

Children will take part in a physical to learn about the benefits of exercise for the body. They will learn how to take their pulse before and after the session to observe the effect of exercising on their heart rate.

Week 4

In the final session, children will learn about diet and nutrition including the five food groups and their function for the body. They will discover how the food they eat effects energy levels both now and in their long term future health.

Humber Cruises


  • To learn about the economy of the region through the River Humber Estuary
  • To understand how the transport networks are vital to the economy and people of Hull
  • To learn about the Humber and types of jobs that are based around, and are reliant upon, the Humber Estuary and the Hull docks
  • To experience a cruise along the Humber to gain an understanding of the shape, size, depth, dangers and the beauty of the Humber
  • To view major landmarks of the city from a different perspective and from the Humber
  • To understand the role of Hull and the Humber in world trade

The Visit

  • A full day cruise along the River Humber with workshops and activities
  • An opportunity to ‘sail a ship’

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