High Weald

hwh_meads_oct10_js_05_200pxWhat do Stone Age rock shelters, medieval farms and evidence of Roman iron smelting  have in common?

All are important features of the High Weald landscape that pupils from The Meads School could find within walking distance of their school!

The Meads School, East Grinstead, is the fifth school in Mid Sussex to join our innovative environmental education scheme, High Weald Heroes, which now has over fifty members.

The High Weald Heroes Scheme helps teachers to get children out of the classroom and learn about the historic landscape they live in, one of the best preserved medieval landscapes in northern Europe.  High Weald Joint Advisory Committee member and Mid Sussex District Councillor, Christopher Hersey welcomed the school into the High Weald Heroes Scheme at a special assembly on Tuesday, 12 October.

the-meads-school-hwh-413px_96ppiHead teacher Rhona Perry said, “Learning outside the classroom is a priority for The Meads, this work enhances what we are doing and provides teaching staff at The Meads with a strong foundation for developing lesson plans that really work!”

High Weald Heroes is run by the High Weald AONB  Unit and provides opportunities for children to learn more about, enjoy, explore and care for their landscape.  Nearly 3,000 children engaged with the scheme last year alone.  Schools participating with the scheme are provided with a range of specialist materials and advice, helping them to explore important features and historical evidence in their landscape.

More about the education work run by the Unit, or to download free educational resources