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I have over 12 years
experience within the wildlife/environmental educational field with
FE and HE and I have a small training company. I'm thinking of
extending my training company into outdoor education with local
schools (not rock climbing or adventure) by providing expert teachers
who can take a whole class for a day and look into subjects in
detail. For example, Archaeology, an archaeologist can come in and
deliver a teaching session for history in the morning, then take the
group out to a local dig (relating to the period being taught) and
depending on the class age could take part in the dig or simulation.
Geography practicals could be offered for a full day outside, on
topics such as river studies, map reading etc...
I do not have any
teaching experience in schools (obviously the teaching team will) and
I'm only researching at the moment, therefore my questions are:
Would schools be
interested in this service?
If you think they may
be interest who would I contact (schools head or local council)
Any advice would be
If I consider your case, then you have only experience with environmental educational field. Many schools or institues will demand a profile in which teaching experience will also be there, because only with classroom teaching you will get to know about a student's behaviour and other affects of teaching. So, I will suggest you to first gain some experience with teaching too, that will make your profile more stronger.
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