A new partnership
September 2015 saw the start of a new venture for Saxonhouse.
Demeter House School, Brigg – a small family run school which offers placements for vulnerable children with emotional, behavioural and associated learning difficulties – sends groups of youngsters to Saxonhouse for activities that enrich or extend their education..
Outdoor Activities has the students making shelters, setting up camp, making fire, cooking and studying aspects of the natural world.
When a 'classroom' is required, the students use the teepee. A group recently camped overnight in the teepee and used the astronomical telescope to view the night sky..
The Photography GCSE and A level groups come to Saxonhouse to study macro-, landscape and wildlife photographic techniques.
A group of the younger students came to learn about Saxon language, riddles, runes and storytelling, then they wrote their own dramatic stories - returning to read them as warriors around the hearth.
The Horticulture group have adopted a piece of land which they have cleared and dug. Winter beans, shallots and garlic are in the ground and planning is underway for Spring planting. Produce will go back to the school kitchens.
Students have begun studying weather, the distribution of species using quadrats, soil testing, native species and other topics.