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Courses for Primary School Staff

The courses below are for Pre-School and Primary School Staff. All courses are FREE and include lunch and other refreshments.

Courses run from 9.45am - 3.00pm and are held at the Great Yorkshire Showground, unless otherwise stated.

To view a description of each course please download the latest Course Booklet (May - June 2018) here

A new Course Booklet is produced for Autumn, Spring & Summer terms.

Course Title Keystage Course Date 2018 Course Status
The Language of Nature EYFS & KS1 16th May Available
Inspiring Literacy Outdoors KS2 21st May FULLY BOOKED
Campfires & Outdoor Cooking KS1 & KS2 22nd May Available
Natural Colour EYFS, KS1 & KS2 23rd May Available
Learning & Cooking Through the Year (Indoor Course) KS2 24th May Cancelled
Mud Kitchens EYFS & KS1 7th June Available
SEN & Outdoor Education KS2 18th June FULLY BOOKED
Therapeutic Play Outside EYFS, KS1 & KS2 20th June FULLY BOOKED
Rocks, Stones & Soils KS1 & KS2 21st June Available
**Muddy Maths** new location at Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG KS1 & KS2 26th June Available


















To Book a Place

To book a place please email Kate Kirby. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Course Name & Date
  • Teacher Name
  • School Name
  • School Postcode
  • Job Title / Year Group you teach
  • Email Address (Joining instructions will be sent the week before the course via email)
  • Contact number
  • Dietary Requirements (lunch is provided)
  • How you heard about the course

What to bring

Most courses take place outdoors for the majority of the day therefore please dress accordingly and bring:

  • Indoor & Outdoors Shoes
  • Rain Coat
  • Warm Jumper
  • Water-proof trousers
  • Hats & Gloves in winter

Terms & Conditions

All courses are FREE because they are organised and funded by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. If you can no longer attend please let us know as soon as possible by calling Kate Kirby on 01423 546283. We have a waiting list for most courses so can offer your place to someone else. Cancellations within 3 working days will be charged £25 + VAT.

Please note that due to the popularity of our courses places are limited to one person from each setting per course.


For further information please contact Kate Kirby (Charitable Activities Coordinator) on 01423 546283 or email [email protected]. Please get in touch if you have any ideas for future outdoor learning courses or if you are a facilitator who can offer relevant courses.  

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