Scampston in North Yorkshire has played a significant role in the Capability Brown Festival and are now poised to take their heritage learning programmes a step further.
Scampston Heritage Learning Centre has been accepted as a 2017 Learning Destination by the Children’s University®, an international critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative Learning Activities outside of the school day.
The Learner Destination status tells parents and children that their visit will incorporate good quality learning that is fun and educational, building self-esteem and participation skills. Children from schools participating in the programme will be able to get their ‘passport for learning’ stamped, in recognition of their learning involvement and outcomes. Full details of the schools involved in the Children's University are available on their website.
Family Learning Activities at Scampston are open to all families and are not exclusive to this programme and details are updated regularly on the education page of the Scampston website. Scampston will also be partnering several school projects throughout 2017, working within the school environment, supporting bio-diversity educational programmes, supported by Natural England. These activities will hopefully ignite a passion for learning, opening up the world of nature, conservation and raise awareness of the importance of looking after the planet for future generations, and as part of the legacy of the Capability Brown Festival.
Scampston Walled Garden, the Hall Gardens and Parkland Trails will reopen to the public from 14th April 2017 (Good Friday), Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays from 10am to 5pm
About the author: Gill Garbutt, Heritage Learning Officer at Scampston Heritage Learning Centre.