We can touch upon many areas of the national curriculum, including art and design, the natural world and geology. Creative learning is at the heart of what we do and the nature of the Caves makes for an exciting visit for all ages.
Students (under 16)
Adults (1 per 10 children)
Teachers are welcome to come along for a free preparatory visit. All school visits must be booked in advance.
If any students require 1-1 supervision, please let us know in advance. Their accompanying adult will not be charged.
Download our key stage 1 and 2 leaflets below or scroll down for more information.
We offer a variety of workshops covering elements from across the curriculum. Our workshops can be delivered on site in our light and airy Community Rooms and paired with a visit to the Caves. We are also happy to bring the workshop to your classroom. Workshops are suitable for groups of up to 30 learners. See our current workshops below.
Dive into the world of Palaeontology and explore the curious world of Mary Anning. Students will discover how fossils are formed and discuss how this inspirational fossil hunter helped to shape our understanding of the world around us. Students will have the oppurtunity to create and document their own curiosity to take back to school. What wonderful curiosities will you discover?
Key Stage 1
A Saxon Adventure
Ever wondered why the Saxons invaded Britain? Through discussion, games and storytelling students will discover the role Thanet played in the Saxon invasion, how Britain looked under Saxon rule and, most importantly, how they still have an impact on Britain today.
Key Stage 2
Get your goggles on detectives! Students will explore and classify a range of rocks through experimentation and observation; using their findings to uncover how the different types and properties of rocks make them useful to society. Will your detectives be able to identify the culprits and return them to their rightful groups?
Key Stage 2
Through discussion and practical experience students will learn about cave paintings from the prehistoric through to modern eras, considering what this can tell us about the lives of people from the past. Students will also have oppurtunity to create their own masterpiece using inspiration from past cave paintings and their own experiences. What animal or scenes would you decorate your cave with?
Key Stage 2
Ever wanted to create your own cave wall masterpiece? Having listened to extracts of 'Cave Baby,' students will learn about cave paintings from the prehistoric to more modern eras. They will discuss what these paintings can tell us about the past and the lives of those who lived many years before us. Students will then have the oppurtunity to create their own masterpiece inspired by prehistoric cave paintings and their own experiences.