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KS2 Activity Days


KS2 Activities at Ecton consist of three main aspects:- An interactive visit inside the former copper mine (in Salt's Level): a walk over Ecton Hill to see historical and environmental aspects of mining in a National Park and a series of practical activities conducted in small groups. All activities are curriculum-related and cover many aspects of several KS2 subject specifications as shown in:
KS2 Activities at Ecton Related to the National Curriculum
It is possible to explore many cross-curricular themes on a visit to Ecton.  Science, Geography, Maths & History are all covered with many pupil-centred, hands-on, practical exercises.  The box on the right provides information on all of the activities.  A risk assessment is available for all activities.


A typical activity programme runs from 10.30am to 3.00pm and includes an underground visit, a tour of Ecton Hill to see the evidence of mining and several Tutor-led and pupil practicals.  A typical programme is shown in:
KS2 Activites at Ecton - Typical Activity Programme.


The cost for an activity day is £5 per student, subject to a minimum charge of £50 per party. There is no charge for the statutory number of school staff, required by the school or regulations, who accompany the pupil . Any additional adults will be charged at the same day rate as the pupils (£5 pp). The number of additional adults should be entered in the booking form and the booking form calculates the total charge as the numbers are entered..

Discuss your visit

If you would like to discuss your proposed visit before booking, contact Susan Wilkinson to discuss your requirements on:          01732 456997


Book your visit

Step 1

Choose a date for the visit by going to the Ecton Availability calendar. (Use the "back" button to return here.)

If you have a small group, of 14 students or fewer, we encourage you to select a date from the calendar, for which a KS2 Activity booking has been made, but where space is available.

Step 2

Complete the Activity Booking form (Google form).

Step 3

Your request will be entered in the booking system and you will be contacted shortly thereafter to confirm the booking and to give you the names and contact details of your Tutors.

Step 4

Make sure you read the document: Essential Information for KS2 Activites. This gives all the details you need to prepare for your visit. You do need to complete the Visitor Information Form. You may also need a copy of the Risk Analysis and the Insurance Certificate. We would also appreciate a completed Visit to Ecton Feedback Form. Download from Activities at Ecton - DOCUMENTATION on the right.