At Ryecroft we offer a wide range of external trips as well as visitors coming into the academy. Each year, our Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to attend a 3 day visit to Delta’s Environmental and Outdoor Education Centre called ‘Dallowgill’. This trip is subsidised by school to ensure all children have the opportunity to attend and experience the trip.

Dallowgill is located in the Yorkshire Dales and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It provides all our pupils with a residential experience at a bespoke environmental and activity centre. The local farmers have agreed access to the farms and Yorkshire Water have agreed to allow us use of land adjacent to the centre for parking and camping. This provides children with an opportunity to experience rural life in a profound way.

Dallowgill provides visitors with the ability to experience the environment in a truly unique way.

There are few cars, light pollution is low and the centre is surrounded by many different habitats.

Through exploring and interacting with the local environment we aim to instil a passion for the natural world. In turn this will arm our young people with knowledge and understanding that helps them to make changes to the way they interact with the world and utilise its resources.

We aim to run the centre with as little environmental impact as possible by:

· using local suppliers whenever possible.

· thinking carefully about the environmental impact of the products we use.

· working to improve the environment around the centre to support wildlife.

· working with local and national partners to ensure that the information and resources used at Dallowgill are up to date and accurate.

For more information about the venue visit: Environmental and Outdoor Education Centre – Dallowgill (