High Weald

Contact Rachel

rachel bennington

Education Officer

Rachel is Education Officer and helps High Weald Hero schools integrate what's special about their local area and the outdoors into the curriculum.

email Rachel: rachel.bennington@highweald.org
Direct dial: 01580 879962

Introductory video

What schools have said

Eddie Cottle, Headteacher, Brenchley & Matfield CEP School

'The Welly Walk was one of the most worthwhile pieces of study undertaken by the pupils and staff involved over this term'

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  • Find a Welly Walk

    and explore the High Weald from your school gate

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  • Become a "High Weald Hero"

    for support in using the landscape in curriculum work

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  • Discover

    countryside sites that welcome school visits

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If you are keen to use the High Weald's rich landscape heritage in curriculum delivery then you will find lots of downloadable education resources in our Learning Zone.

We also run a primary school education programme "High Weald Heroes" which offers a wide-ranging "pick and mix" of activities that includes themed assemblies, workshops and field trips. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

School grounds kit for hire

School grounds kit for hire

Teachers seeking help with using their school grounds as a teaching resource are offered training... Read more

Energy kits for FREE hire

Energy kits for FREE hire

Renewable Energy and Solar Car Kits are available for schools to hire, free of charge. Read more

From Stone Age to Space Age

From Stone Age to Space Age

Amusing stories told by fictitious past residents feature in a new, free, booklet for children... Read more

High Weald Heroes actions

High Weald Heroes actions

You can make a difference! There are 5 actions that your school can undertake to... Read more

After School Club

After School Club

A High Weald Hero After School Club plan is now available for primary schools Read more

Help us count the stars!

Help us count the stars!

A new KS2 Education Resource that helps explore: Light; Environmental Iimpact and Adaptation; and Earth... Read more