Key stage 4 activities

Suntrap is situated in the heart of 2,400 hectares of the ancient woodland of Epping Forest, with its rich variety of habitats including woodland, grassland, heath, rivers, bogs and ponds, but is less than a half hour drive from Leytonstone High Road.  
    Our 7 acre private site includes;
    •    4 fully equipped heated classrooms
    •    Full class sets of equipment including microscopes and compasses
    •    4 ponds (one fully accessible for wheelchair users)
    •    A range of animals suitable for handling
    •    Outdoor classrooms and picnic areas
    •    Adventure playground with zip wire and climbing frame
    •    Wellies and waterproofs for all ages

Flexible and adaptable programmes which can be tailored to meet your group’s needs.

GCSE Geography River study
Loughton Brook, Loughton, Essex.
1 day course available September -April. (Note; water levels early in the season can be very low). 

The form and function of a river is studied from its source in this investigation, including width, depth, velocity, land use, surface run off, sediment size and common fluvial formations such as slip off slopes, meanders and river cliffs. Students can investigate how and why drainage basin and channel characteristics influence flood risk for people and property along its length.

GCSE Science Woodland transect
1 day course available April- Oct

This investigation involves the use of a belt transect from a shaded area to an area with no shade in Epping Forest. Students think about how to sample the area, including the identification and observation of plants/organisms.
Students may also investigate the population size of a plant species using random sampling. They will use appropriate sampling techniques and apparatus to make and record a range of measurements accurately (to include: biotic and abiotic factors).

GCSE Science Freshwater ecosystem
1 day course available April- Oct

Students will investigate the relationship between different feeding levels within a pond ecosystem and whether environmental conditions affect the diversity of species found. They will use appropriate sampling techniques and apparatus to make and record a range of measurements accurately (to include: biotic and abiotic factors). 

Adventurous activities 
Choose one or more of our adventurous activities to challenge students’ team work and problem solving skills;
- Orienteering 1 day course available all year
- Bushcraft (Shelter building & fire lighting) 1 day course (April - Oct only)
- Shelter building Half day course available all year
- Team building challenges Half or full day course available all year
 

 

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