School programmes

On The Hill residential programmes for primary and secondary schools seek to empower young people through meaningful project based work in the outdoors, providing a connection to the land, to the natural environment as well as encouraging friendship and social bonds to develop. Work includes food growing, cooking, building and looking after animals on Oxen Park Farm.

We run a range of bespoke programmes, lasting between 5-10 days (see below). Our approach is to offer a unique learning experience, specific to the needs of students, the school curriculum, and the land. 

We also offer professional development programmes for teachers.

 

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

"Within the inspiring setting of the Teign Valley, our students learned about sustainable food practice, engagement with the land, and developed relationships with each other in a way that simply cannot be replicated in a classroom setting. Jo's passion for the camp's mission and the expertise of his staff are without question, and this ensures a rich and deep learning experience."

(Teacher, Year 10 group)

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EXPERIENTIAL SCIENCE

The natural and farmed environment becomes a laboratory in which students are carrying out genuine experiments where the outcome is not known at the beginning and there is no such thing as a “wrong” result. Learning in this way offers opportunities for authentic discovery, embracing chemistry, biology, physics, history, geography, design and technology, PSHE and craft, all based on a series of practical workshops.

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LEAP

A transformative residential programme for young people aged 14-18. The LEAP programme aims to inspire and empower young people, connecting them to a world where they feel able to make positive change and supporting them to develop as future change makers, entrepreneurs and leaders.

TRIBE

The Tribe programme is a partnership between On The Hill and a school that aims to raise young people’s confidence, resilience and academic attainment. Land-based learning residentials provide the young people with the opportunity to experience themselves in a new context, away from their normal concerns and distractions. They take on self-leadership and leadership responsibilities and strengthen their relationships to themselves, their peers and their environment.

Oxen Park Farm, Lower Ashton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7QW

Contact Us

Our Address

TEL: 01647 252643

E-MAIL: info@onthehill.camp

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