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: Dragonflies and Pond Dipping

9 June 2021 1:30pm to 3:30pm

As the summer begins, ponds and rivers are thriving habitats for water life. Join us for this home education session designed for children aged 7-13 and learn about Dragonflies and damselflies, some of the most striking winged waterlife. This session also includes dipping with nets to examine and identify other life found in ponds and streams.

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Home Education Session: Wildflowers, Crickets and Grasshoppers

14 July 2021 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The sun-drenched meadow is buzzing with life, wildflowers attract a wide range of pollinators and the undergrowth of flower stems and grasses is abundant with wildlife. Join us for this home education session designed for children aged 7-13. Learn to identify some common species of wildflowers and understand their life cycle. This session includes grasshopper and cricket identification, using sweep nets.

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*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

18 June 2021 10am - 12pm

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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