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The Woodlands and Riverbanks are a great outdoor learning resource in the heart of the city. 

Currently schools can participate in the following outdoor learning program and/or can visit the Cathedral in a self-led capacity.  

Geography - an adventure in the Cathedral’s woodlands and riverbanks. Children use a compass and draw a map with landmark features.

History - look at the City, the walls and defences. Learn about the two mills beside the river and how people lived and worked.

Environmental Art  - children will explore colour, patterns and textures in the environment surrounding the Cathedral. They will use their senses to listen and draw woodland sounds.

Woodland experience - learn about plants, seed dispersal, life cycles, animals, habitats and food chains through a range of environmental games and activities.

Outdoor Cuthbert - go outdoors into our woodlands and discuss Cuthbert’s love of the natural world through drama

All visits must be booked by emailing education@durhamcathedral.co.uk or telephone 0191 3744070