Home Education at Daws Hall

We offer affordable, high quality sessions open to all home educated children on a flexible, pay per session basis. Our current programme of sessions focuses on a range of topics changing with the seasons. These are designed for children aged between 7 and 13 years old, in line with the key stage 2 / 3 curriculum. Summaries of upcoming sessions are below.



Price is £8 per participating child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

If necessary, siblings out of the session age range are permitted but there is a fee of £2.50 for each additional child.


For more information about our home education sessions, please contact the team via education@dawshallnature.co.uk

Home Education Session: Spiders

Weds 22nd September 1pm to 3pm

Early autumn is peak spider season, so we will search for our 8 legged arachnid friends and learn how the different type have different adaptions to hunt their different prey.

Join us for this home education session designed for children aged 7-13. Learn to identify some common types of spider. This session includes talking about adaptions and using sweep nets and ID chart.

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Home Education Session: Fungi

Thurs 21st October 2021 1pm to 3pm

Autumn is the best time of year to see Fungi, we will walk around our Meadow and woodland areas seeing how many species we can find

Join us for this home education session designed for children aged 7-13. Learn to identify some common types of fungi

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More sessions will be added soon!


*New* Home Education Session – Science and Geography Sessions for 13 - 18 years olds.

We have identified a need to support older home educated students of secondary school age and beyond. We aim to apply for funding to run a full programme of sessions throughout 2022 but would like to offer taster sessions this year to see whether the content and format of the sessions are suitable, and address the needs of local families.

These sessions will cover topics in Ecology and Geography, developing field skills, working scientifically, introducing statistics, and offering the opportunity for students to write reports for assessment if desired.


Home Education 13-18 Taster Session One - Meadow Ecology

21 July 2021 1:30pm - 3:30pm

This session will feature plant identification and sampling using quadrats. Simple field chemistry to identify differences in soil pH with a comparison of different sites. An opportunity to collect invertebrates in the meadow and discuss food webs. Post session support will be offered for analysis of data, and writing in scientific formats.

Please note if the weather is not suitable for meadow work an alternative activity will be offered.

All students must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that this is a taster session which we hope will prove a need for this service to attain the required funding.

£8 per student.

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