Environmental education service at BEECHE

Courses available

All courses are curriculum linked and are based in and around the natural environment. Activities are practical, sensory and involve hands on participation, with the aim of not only teaching a particular subject, but encouraging an interest and respect for the natural world.

Forest School at BEECHE

Find out about Forest School and the training we offer.

Early Years (Foundation)

Through story telling and puppets the stage is set for the children to discover and explore the beautiful grounds of High Elms Country Park

Using their senses and imagination they enter into the environment acting out or searching for some of the characters from the story. Popular stories include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Gruffalo, Stick Man, The Gruffalo's Child, Owl Babies and many more.

Sessions are two hours, either morning or afternoon, and include a story of your choice and some time outside. Courses can be tailored to meet your requirements.

Key Stage 1 - courses

We offer a wide variety of courses covering many topics.

Key stage 2 - courses

We offer a wide variety of courses covering many topics.

Key Stages 3 and 4 - courses

Courses are based around the idea of a practical investigation, allowing students to use a variety of different field techniques; for example:

  • Water pollution and the impact on pond life
  • Species diversity in a meadow threatened with development

Please contact us to discuss options. 

AS/2 Level - courses

Suitable for students studying biology, geography or environmental science.  Courses are available as single day options or can be linked up to form a 3-5 day package of fieldwork.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Early Years Training

Our wide range of courses, run at BEECHE or on-site at your school, aim to train (and encourage) teachers to use the outdoor environment as a teaching resource. We can also offer advice on setting up and maintaining a wildlife area in your school grounds.

Environmental education service


Tel: 01689 860571

High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Orpington, BR6 7JH

Countryside and parks service


Tel: 01689 862815

Fax: 01689 861347

High Elms Country Park, Shire Lane, Farnborough, Orpington, BR6 7JH