Key Stage 1

Younger children really enjoy coming to the Visitor Centre and we suggest a slightly more guided experience for them.

Welcome: members of the Visitor Centre team explain what ShelterBox does, supported by a short video clip. In a group discussion activity, pupils will be asked to decide what matters to anyone faced with losing a home in a natural disaster. They get to guess the exact contents of a ShelterBox. They’ll also have an opportunity to add their own wish tag to the ShelterBox Wall.

ShelterBox activities:  In small groups, each led by a member of school staff or parent helper, pupils have a go at packing a ShelterBox, and complete a carousel of guided activities designed to help them imagine living in a tent or shelter.  We have an activity checklist  for group leaders. All tents can be entered and equipment touched.  Our guides are on hand to encourage and facilitate access to equipment.

Plenary: the group gather together to learn about our fund-raising heroes, watch another short video about the families helped by our response teams, and ask any questions.

Students will discover how we tailor every response to the culture, climate and communities effected.

Key Stage 2

Welcome: members of the Visitor Centre team explain what ShelterBox does, supported by a short video clip. In a group discussion activity, pupils will be asked to decide what matters to anyone faced with losing a home in a natural disaster. They get to guess the exact contents of a ShelterBox. They’ll also have an opportunity to add their own wish tag to the ShelterBox Wall.

Group Tour: our enthusiastic, friendly guides will take students around the Visitor Centre visiting the Box Packing Station and the tents and shelters. If you’re a large group (up to 30) we’ll divide you into two groups for this tour.

Plenary: the group gather together to learn about our fund-raising heroes, watch another short video about the families helped by our response teams and ask any questions.

Key Stages 3 and 4 and Further Education

We are developing an exciting immersive activity for Key Stage 3 and 4 where students will have to put themselves in the shoes of ShelterBox Response Teams as they organise a response to a disaster and deploy vital aid items. Please get in touch to find out more.

Enjoy a full day out in Truro with Royal Cornwall Museum and ShelterBox

Why not bring your group for a full day out in Truro and combine your morning visit to ShelterBox with an afternoon at the Royal Cornwall Museum? At ShelterBox we have a space for groups to bring their pack lunch and the museum is a five minute walk away. You can find out more about the museum’s programme for education providers and learning groups here: www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/learning