Follow the life cycle of the brown hair streaked butterfly. Look at food chains of the butterfly and other animals found in hedgerows. Read classic and contemporary poems about butterflies and try writing your own haiku poem.
Work in groups to understand how Iron Age settlers would have lived and try creating your very own imaginary settlement.
Hedgerows are very important in farming. Look at where our food comes from and how this compares to different countries around the world. Consider the different farming methods used today.
Work out how old hedges in Devon are and who was the monarch of England at that time. Investigate what was happening on the day that these hedges were “born”.
Use maps and aerial photography to discuss different field boundaries present and understand that hedges are used for different purposes.
Undertake a piece of group art work using a variety of media, trying out different tools and techniques.
Understand why farmers do what they do with hedgerows. Write a persuasive piece to encourage farmers to keep their hedgerows.
This is an ‘outdoor classroom’ session. Appreciate the diversity of woody shrubs and herbaceous plants, including edible plants, in Devon hedgerows and learn basic outdoor cooking techniques.
What is biodiversity? Why is it important and how this applies to Devon’s hedgerows. Undertake your own search for animals and plants in your local hedges.
Understand that hedgerows need maintenance and management if they are to function well. Work in pairs to discuss different techniques to manage hedges and why we should all look after our hedgerows.