Duration: Full Day / Half Day

Staff: Lynsey Wilson

Cost: £220 full day / £125 half day
(approx 30 children)

Location: on site

The Evolution and Inheritance programme will introduce Year 6 children to the work of Charles Darwin.  They will discover for themselves the contribution Darwin made to our understanding of the evolutionary process and how our understanding of the process of evolution has developed over time thanks to the evidence gathered by scientists and palaeontologists.

Activities include:

  • ‘The Origin of Species’ – the life of Charles Darwin
  • ‘Inheritance’ – identify characteristics passed on from one generation to the next
  • ‘Survival of the Fittest’ – identify ways in which random mutations result in advantageous adaptations
  • ‘Natural Selection’ – how variations spread through a population
  • ‘The Fossil Record’ – looking at how living things have changed over time

Opportunities:

Children will consider characteristics passed from one generation to the next and recognise that offspring vary from their parents.

They will learn about the process of natural selection and identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”
(Darwin)

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If you would like to arrange a session please contact lynsey@scouted.org.uk or complete the Contact us form.
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What People Say

We have been working with SC.OUT.ED for two years now. In that time we have had no complaints – Chris has never arrived late and he is always very prepared…I’ve never seen so many items of equipment carried by one person! The children love the sessions; they come running the minute he arrives and always want to help out. Chris has a lovely, nurturing manner with the children and a sunny personality. The whole school is always happy to see him; staff included; there is nothing Chris will not try to complete in a session and there are no children he is not willing to work with. During our sessions Chris works with our whole school from our littlest two year olds to our nurture group who  often have significant SEMH needs. Chris is a member of our school team; he’ll even help out over the dinner-time between his sessions – I am sure no other company would be as helpful.

On a learning note, we have noticed our children have become much more resilient since starting SC.OUT.ED – they do not mind being outside whatever the weather and we see more cooperation and teamwork taking place long after Chris has gone home. On playtimes and lunchtimes we see the children applying their skills by making dens on the field and sharing their resources fairly. We have also analysed our attendance and find that most classes have 100% attendance on the days that SC.OUT.ED are working with them; this has helped our attendance improve over the last two years.

I could not recommend SC.OUT.ED more highly; they are truly a professional company. Communication is always quick and all services are transparent. I can’t wait to work with them again soon.

Emma Rowntree Headteacher, Seascape Primary School

During a den building activity it was great to see how quieter children showed their capacity for leadership and imagination.  The activities Sam delivered were engaging, challenging and required teamwork plus led to some good writing afterwards.

Nicola Welsh, Middlestone Moor Primary

Sam has organised a number of community learning events with me. He is very organised and plans great learning experiences for adults and children.  Children and their carers raved about the cooking on the fire and the fauna identification activities in their evaluations.  I would highly recommend a Sam Jackson led event at any school.

Helen Grainger, Esh Winning Primary

Sam is absolutely fantastic at what he does and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have him as part of our team! The children adore their time with him and his weekly Forest School sessions are so engaging, even the staff look forward to donning their waterproofs and wellies to join in (muddy puddles and all)! Over the past few years, we have used SC.OUT.ED to deliver sessions, both in and out of school, and the response from children, staff and parents has always been phenomenal…and the children can’t stop talking about their learning with a huge smile (what more could we ask for?!). If you are looking for highly-skilled practitioners to enhance your curriculum offer with exciting & challenging outdoor learning opportunities, look no further than SC.OUT.ED; we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them!

Lisa Pegman, Deputy Headteacher, Simonside Primary School

The children thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor activities.  All the children were eager and excited to find out more.  A fantastic day – managed and delivered very well.  A really interesting way to focus on our topic of the Great Fire of London.

Cara Morton, Dubmire Primary School

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