School trip to The Deep
The Deep tells the amazing story of the world’s oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations making it a fun-filled family day out for all ages. See sharks, rays, turtles, penguins and more at this fantastic aquarium.
They are dedicated to informing visitors about the world’s oceans and the challenges they face and operate as an education and conservation charity with all money made being re-invested into pioneering research and new exhibits.
Every year, The Deep welcomes over 30,000 primary and secondary pupils to their purpose built Learning Centre.
Let your students enjoy a unique and memorable experience as you travel from the beginning of time and into the future. Dive into exciting exhibits including their breath-taking coral reef at the Lagoon, interesting animal in their Slime exhibit, some of their biggest sharks in Endless Ocean and creatures of the Amazon in the Flooded Forest. To see more of what The Deep has to offer, take a look at their Deep tour.
Workshops, presentations and hands-on activities are delivered to groups from pre-school pupils to post sixteen by their team of experienced in house teachers. They cover a wide selection of topics including Science, Geography, English, Citizenship, Maths and for older students Marketing, Customer Care and Travel and Tourism.
School trip for Key Stage 1 children
Pupils between 5 and 7 are inspired by their collection of artefacts and activities designed to encourage enquiry and stimulate discussion about the natural world and conservation.
SCIENCE: STAYING ALIVE
How are our bodies like those of marine creatures? How are they different? Observe and compare animal characteristics in this enjoyable multi-activity workshop which uses live animals. This session links with KS1 Science programme of study: Animals, including humans and Living things and their habitats.
SCIENCE: BESIDE THE SEASIDE
Last night there was a big storm in the North Sea and some of the seaside animals got lost – can you help them get home? This multi-activity workshop takes the children on a seaside journey where they investigate the diversity of the habitats and the range of animals that make their homes there and why. The session links with the Science programme of study: Working scientifically, Animals, including humans and Living things and their habitats.
SCIENCE: FIND A SECRET SUPERHERO
Journey to where the Amazon greets the ocean. Meet creatures that are unlikely super heroes and identify the special skills that help them survive in their habitat. Pupils gain practical first-hand experience, observing and touching live Hissing cockroaches, encouraging them to ask questions about how the creatures survive in the natural world.
GEOGRAPHY & SCIENCE: MY POLAR HOME
Where are the cold places in the world? What kind of animals live there? This multi-activity workshop allows children to investigate polar animals in their habitats with the help of NASA images and the fantastic 3D revolving magic planet! This KS1 session links with Science work on habitats and with Geography work on oceans and different temperature zones of the world.
GEOGRAPHY: ALL AROUND THE WORLD
Pick up your passports and travel the world! We start by looking at NASA images on the fantastic 3D magic planet. Pupils complete activities which encourage them to appreciate the amazing variety of our world including climates, landscapes and inhabitants. This multi-activity workshop links with Geography work on oceans, continents and temperature zones, and with Science work on habitats and citizenship.
ART & DESIGN: TURTLE ART
This story and art session allows children to learn about The Deep’s River turtles before making a turtle puppet of their own considering colour, pattern and shape. This session links with Art and Design curriculum, Maths work on patterns, Citizenship: Caring for animals in the environment. For KS1, if requested, we can replace the puppet story with a short presentation.
ART & DESIGN: WHAT’S UNDER THE WATER?
Look closely at the weird and wonderful creatures of The Deep and find out more about their amazing colours, shapes and patterns. This multi-activity workshop is suitable for pupils in Years 1 and 2, allowing them to explore some of the visual and tactile qualities of the marine environment.
School trip for Key Stage 2 children
They have lots of discovery-based workshops for pupils aged 7 to 11 to develop their enquiry skills, furthering their knowledge and understanding of interrelationships, biodiversity and the need for conservation.
SCIENCE: BITE BACK
What do sharks eat? What does a shark’s tooth look like? Take a fascinating peek into the eating habits of some of the ocean’s top predators.This session considers how animals feed, independence and the importance of adaption.
SCIENCE: INSPECTOR SHARKY
Help us solve this dastardly crime! Identify our mystery murderer by discovering who’s eating who. This exciting multi-activity workshop is based on food chains and predator-prey relationships. Children use a variety of skills while working scientifically to predict and draw conclusions and use microscopes.
SCIENCE – PENGUIN DETECTIVES
This activity allows children to investigate animal ‘families’, with a particular focus on penguins. We look at how we might classify different animal groups, then use classification keys to identify different penguin species. Finally we learn more about penguins in their natural environments.
SCIENCE – THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST (UPPER KS2 ONLY)
A hands-on enquiry workshop. Children assume the role of different scientists and attempt to work out problems that may be encountered in the real world. Children are working scientifically, making observations (microscopes), collating results and drawing conclusions. This workshop has cross-curricular links with Maths and Geography.
SCIENCE – FOSSIL HUNTERS
Travel back in time, find out how fossils are formed and how they help us understand the Earth’s past. Children uncover buried ‘real’ marine fossils and work scientifically to identify, classify and record them for future use…maybe even discover a sea monster! This session directly links to the Science Programme of study for Rocks, Living things and their habitats and Evolution and inheritance.
SCIENCE: AMAZING ANIMAL ADAPTATION
Investigate The Deep’s amazing creatures and the adaptations they possess. You decide who has the most incredible super power for survival. Get the chance to observe and touch our live Hissing cockroaches! Pupil’s work scientifically making observations of animals and focusing on their special adaptations.
SCIENCE: SLIME TIME!
Find out how animals use slime to survive, then make your own slime and test its properties for yourself! This practical hands-on workshop links with work on both changes of state and animal adaption. The products we use to make slime do not contain any boron.
GEOGRAPHY & SCIENCE: LIFE ON THE REEF
View our ocean world with the help of NASA images and our amazing 3D magic planet. Then take a closer look at one special ocean habitat the coral reef. In this multi-activity workshop pupils investigate the location of reefs, the coral animal itself and explore the relationship between species who make the reef their home.
GEOGRAPHY: A TALE OF TWO RIVERS
Take a walk along the rivers – yes, we do have two! The Deep is sited at the confluence of the Hull and Humber, making it a perfect place to investigate rivers. This session looks at how rivers and tides affect people and the landscape, and how we use and manage rivers. It includes a guided walk round the exterior of The Deep (weather permitting), plus a short presentation.