Bishop Burton Experience

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  • To raise children’s aspirations and interest in further education
  • To foster understanding of further education subjects and college life
  • To learn about the facilities and courses available at Bishop Burton college

The Experience

  • Meet Bishop Burton staff and students
  • Tour the campus
  • Visit the animal management unit
  • Take part in activities relating to courses at the college

Me, Myself and I






Me, Myself and I can run over a school day or can be split into 4 sessions.

Year 5 Emotional Vocabulary Programme

This programme enables pupils to build resilience and engage them in their own development of confidence, self-esteem and belief in their abilities.


  1. Understand how to respect and develop our thoughts
  2. Learn how to control emotions in a positive way
  3. Understand how feelings affect the way we react

Year 6 Transition Programme

This programme supports pupils in building knowledge of their emotions and the emotions of others. It develops their ability to embrace change through understanding the different types of change (positive and negative) and responses to it. It helps pupils to develop the ability to understand and manage feelings associated with transition.


  1. Learn how to be confident in new surroundings
  2. Develop awareness of our actions and their effect on others
  3. Learn how to make change in a positive way


All children are capable of extraordinary things, given the support to develop their sense of identity. InspireIgnite’s programmes are designed to nurture children’s interest in self-confidence and self-esteem. By developing a sense of self, the children learn about how to express themselves.  There is not a gene that provides happiness or success, all children have the potential for happiness and success and supporting them to find this from within is the key to unlocking their world.

Our ‘Positive Parrot’ and ‘Negative Newt’ characters have been adapted into a series of books that are used as an integral part of the Me, Myself and I Primary School programme. ‘Positive Parrot’ and ‘Negative Newt’ explore the world of a positive emotional vocabulary and together learn great things.


Intergenerational Experience

Children spend valuable time with members of a local residential home, sheltered housing scheme or day centre, to bring classroom learning to life, as members reminisce about days gone by, giving children the opportunity to compare and contrast the past to the present day. The experience can be designed to complement your school’s current topic or to fit a seasonal theme.


  • To foster understanding and build relationships between generations to share experience and knowledge
  • To develop a deeper understanding of the past
  • To encourage empathy and raise confidence in speaking and listening
  • To raise children’s aspirations and gain an understanding of how they are intelligent
  • To understand the breadth of their local community
  • To bring classroom topics to life
  • To inspire children to pursue work in the care sector

A Typical Visit includes…

  • Introduction to the staff and members
  • Children spend time making crafts, drawing, reading to/with and chatting to members
  • Enjoy a drink and a biscuit together
  • Join in with singing or games
  • Themed activities e.g. gardening, how we used to live, the war, technology and communication, Easter, Christmas, exercise and keeping fit (activities can be themed around school topics

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)



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.

Farm Experience


  • To understand the importance of a healthy diet and the impact on long term health
  • To appreciate the need for a balanced diet
  • To trace the sources of food from growth to plate
  • To learn about different crops and what foods they become in the supermarket
  • To learn about the animals and how they relate to food in the supermarket

The visit

  • To visit to a fully working and operational farm including agricultural, animal and milk production. Children spend time in different areas of the farm, including feeding and cleaning animals, looking at crop and milk production, sitting on a tractor, looking at farm machinery, holding the hens and collecting eggs.

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