At the end of the school year the children are asked which trip was their favourite. Frogmore wins hands down - even over the zoo! 

        

We offer a range of education experiences and are able to adapt them for specific group need – just talk to us and we will see what we can do!  We deliver to all abilities including special needs and home learning groups.  Everyone can get something from a visit to Frogmore Paper Mill.

We offer coach parking on site and coach drivers should use the postcode HP3 9RW to our back gate rather than our usual postcode.

Schools KS1, 2, 3, 4 – standard visit 

We can support your curriculum and engage your class in a variety of hands on workshops, tailored to requirement. A standard 2.5 hour, school visit comprises of an introductory presentation, hands on papermaking, a mill tour and a third activity to be chosen from our range of subjects. Schools normally commence at 9.30 or 10am and are welcome to stay on site to eat a packed lunch. We also build in a short refreshment break. We take groups from 10 to 45, occasionally more so do contact us to discuss. Larger groups are broken into smaller sub-groups due to the practical nature of the activities and for reasons of Health and Safety in a working industrial location.

Teachers are invited to undertake a Health and Safety pre-visit by arrangement. Workshop risk assessments are sent out prior to the workshop date and all details of your requirements gathered in advance so that the session runs smoothly on the day.

3rd workshop options are: braille, letterpress (printing to present day), paper weaving (KS1), science (materials under the microscope), workers in the mills (industrial revolution, and working conditions/local studies), canals (industrial revolution, how a lock works and estimating the volume of a lock.  We also cover recycling which can be covered throughout the tour and papermaking.

If there is time and we can build it in, your visit can end with one of our loud and exciting boat races. Groups of pupils make paper boats within the limitations given and we race them in our backstream. A good end to a session which tires them out for the journey back to school.

Standard school visits are offered at £6.50 +VAT per person, staff and helpers are free up to the standard staff:  student ratio, any extras will be charged £6.50.  These ratios are:

Key Stage 1 – 1:6
Key Stage 2 – 1:7
Key Stage 3 – 1:8
Key Stage 4 - 1:10

There is a minimum charge of £80 +VAT.

Other details 

We are happy to adapt delivery and can offer longer sessions for an additional cost.

Many home learning groups come to Frogmore Paper Mill to supplement their learning and organisers of such groups should also read our Schools section for session content.

Home learning and special needs groups are warmly welcomed. Such groups often attend with more adult helpers or carers and have slightly different needs. It's important to talk to us. Carers supporting individual students will not be charged for their visit, however where home learning groups bring many family members above our usual child: adult ratios, we will charge for those extra adults and siblings over 5 years old. Effectively they are included in the activities and number breakdowns for health and safety.

Please call 01442 234600 or email [email protected] for further details

KS3/4 – Enterprise Days

We also deliver full (10am-3pm) Enterprise Days to give a ‘real life’ experience of the workplace with a bit of fun thrown in for groups of 50-60 ideally.  Working in groups, teams are given individual job roles within ‘their company’ to brainstorm, produce, market, cost and present paper based products. Teams hit a few typical hindrances along the way, with staff holidays, health and safety issues and client whim, all of which add an edge and allow students to experience more of the mill, while adding a touch of reality.

Enterprise Days are offered at £18 +VAT per student.

Other details

Many home learning groups come to Frogmore Paper Mill to supplement their learning and organisers of such groups should also read our Schools section for session content.

Home learning and special needs groups are warmly welcomed. Such groups often attend with more adult helpers or carers and have slightly different needs. It's important to talk to us. Carers supporting individual students will not be charged for their visit, however where home learning groups bring many family members above our usual child: adult ratios, we will charge for those extra adults and siblings over 5 years old. Effectively they are included in the activities and number breakdowns for health and safety.

School Recycling Assemblies

We offer recycling assemblies as outreach for £60 +VAT.  The assembly consists of a Powerpoint, demonstration and discussion about paper recycling to kick off your recycling weeks and initiatives. The presentation is far from dry and can be delivered in your school hall.  Please ring us to discuss. 

Please call 01442 234600 or email [email protected] for further details. 

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I wish we could go back in time and do it all over again.

        a student via M.Dalton, Wroxham School     

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