Key Stages 1 & 2 Art, Geography & Outdoor Learning 

Join us on a cross curricular learning expedition to Stowe and learn about how art and geography connect through the landscape on a grand scale. 

Your group will meet their artist at Stowe and spend the morning working alongside them in the great outdoors. They’ll learn about Stowe’s famous feats of engineering, architecture and artistic vision, and uncover creative ways of observing, experiencing, mapping and recording the landscape - returning to school with fresh ideas for outdoor creativity.  

After lunch, they’ll journey back to MK Gallery where their artist will introduce works of art, helping them to learn about and compare the work of different artists; analyse and compare the historic gardens at Stowe to the urban environment of Milton Keynes; and discover how artists have sought to understand, map and transform the landscape.  

National Curriculum outcomes: 
Pupils will: build geographical vocabulary; understand geographical similarities and differences; develop knowledge about their locality; use field work and observational skills (Human and Physical Geography); use a range of materials creatively, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences; find out about the work of artists (Art & Design). 

Turn your day trip into an arts qualification 
Groups also have the option to complete Arts Award Discover in a day. Arts Award Discover is part of a unique range of qualifications accredited by Trinity College London.  To achieve their Arts Award Discover, learners participate in arts activities, find out about artists and their work and share their learning with others. They create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative work and progress along the way, and they are supported by an adult, who has trained as an Arts Award adviser and acts as an assessor, facilitator and mentor.

Find out how Arts Award can benefit your pupils and your school here

National Trust Education Group Members - £12 per pupil / Minimum charge: £360
Non National Trust Education Group Members - £14 per pupil / Minimum charge: £420  

For groups wishing to complete Arts Award Discover, there is an additional charge of £3.95 pp. 

Find out more about becoming a National Trust Education Group Member here.

What’s included?
- Creative expertise from your artist for the day 
- All media and materials 
- Your entrance to the gardens at Stowe 
- Free entrance to MK Gallery 
- All Arts Award costs*
- Support from a trained Arts Award Advisor*
- Arts Award certificates presented in a celebratory school assembly*
*Applicable only to groups completing Arts Award 

Group size
Approx. 32 pupils / 1 class

Wednesday 20 March 2019; Wednesday 27 March 2019; Wednesday 3 April 2019;  
Wednesday 24 April; Wednesday 8 May; OR Wednesday 15 May. 

10am – 3pm (including time for lunch and the journey from Stowe to MK Gallery)
Please note that groups will need to arrange their own transport. 

How to book
This exciting opportunity is available for a limited time only so book now to avoid disappointment. 

It coincides with the new MK Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, The Lie of Land, featuring work by 85 artists including Thomas Gainsborough, J.M.W Turner and Capability Brown, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Jeremy Deller and Bridget Riley.  Find out more about this exhibition here

For further information and to book, please email: or telephone 01908 676900.