About the Ezone

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Discovery, Exploration, Personal Development and Learning!

Based at Roberts Primary School, the Ezone was created at the end of the 1990's. Both indoor and outdoor areas are user friendly for all abilities with disabled access throughout.

Discover this oasis on your doorstep. Outside, the four acre nature trail is safe and secure, and consists of various habitats including a large pond, small orchard, woodland and grassland. Closer to the indoor classroom there is a sensory garden to explore.

All activities are 'hands-on'  to ensure children are engaged and interested throughout your visit. They are tailored to meet the needs of each group and are designed to raise awareness and understanding of the environment.

We offer support and advice relating to the Curriculum, and guidance and advice on working towards the ECO-SCHOOL Green Flag award.

Schools can pay an annual subscription which allows them to use the Ezone throughout the year including visits to their school. The Ezone also offers a day rate. For details contact Guy via the contact tab above.

Click here to view our Service Level Agreement.

Meet the Ezone team

The Ezone is managed by the Environmental Education Officer who is the only full time member of staff, and a team of Field Officers who facilitate activities  at the Ezone and run outreach workshops.

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Guy de Szathmary

Environmental Education Officer
Likes: Jigsaws, Quizzes, Travelling
Dislikes: Litter, Lateness, Reality TV
I enjoy watching how the Ezone changes and develops

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Caroline

Likes: historical research, needlework and music.
Dislikes: wastage, unnecessary record keeping and tick boxes.

I like helping young people to learn about, and to appreciate the wonderful world which we all share!

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Michelle

Likes: Walking the dog, going to the cinema, sunny mornings.
Dislikes: Litter, bad manners, icy weather.
My favourite aspect of the Ezone is the pond because it's full of the most amazing creatures!

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Roxy

Likes: being outside, camping, Italian food.
Dislikes: brussel sprouts, bad manners, snakes
My favourite aspect of the Ezone is the pond.

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Stuart

Likes: railway history, cooking, family history
Dislikes: litter, aggressive behaviour, overpaid footballers!
I enjoy working at the Ezone because the children enjoy the freedom to explore.

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Sue

Likes: Islands, Walking with our Border Collie Tess, Puffins.
Dislikes: Vandalism, Bad manners, Obsession with "celebrities".
I like the way the wildlife reclaims it when all the visitors and staff have gone home.