06 Aug - 10 Aug 2018 Age range: 5.5 - 8

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06 Aug - 10 Aug 2018 Age range: 5.5 - 8

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MISSION OVERVIEW


*** APPEAL FOR HELP ***

My name is Helena Jameson. I’m the Head Scientist at INFo (International Nature Forensics Organisation). My friend Oscar Sterling is in BIG trouble!

He’s been accused of stealing the precious seeds of the Calix, an extremely rare plant that his great grandmother brought back from the African plains over 100 years ago. It’s been buried in secret at Eltham College for all this time but now it’s just been stolen! Only last week the Head of Security woke up to find it gone! He can’t remember anything and thinks he might have been poisoned.  There was a Nature Conference at Eltham College that night with over 50 scientists from around the world. It could have been any of them! And whoever it is, they’re trying to frame Oscar!!!

I need help. I need a team of smart people like you!  You'll be securing the crime scene, collecting soil and pollen evidence, breaking nature codes, identifying poisons, tracking footsteps, building camouflaged lookouts, laying a nature bait, and hopefully catching the thief and recovering the precious seed!
 

TONS OF HANDS-ON FIELDWORK EXPERIMENTATION AND FORENSICS: A PROPER SCIENCE MISSION, TOGETHER WITH A FOCUS ON DEDUCTION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS.

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MISSION FACT FILE

 

TYPE OF MISSION
Stories & Adventures

RECOMMENDED AGE RANGE
5 1/2 - 8 (Years 1 - 4). Please note that this is only a recommendation. In our experience, stories and adventures really engage children up to around 8. Every child is different however and you know your child best! If you are unsure and would like to talk through with us, please free to call or email the team. We'll be very happy to advise.

FACILITATION
Our Lead Facilitators tend to be practising Primary School Teachers, supported by Outdoor Practitioners and Drama Professionals. Parents always receive a full list of facilitators a week of so before the start of camp. We operate an overall ratio of 1:8 in our camps. All facilitators are DBS and reference checked; all undergo The Hive in-house safeguarding training. Sites include several fully qualified First Aiders.

MISSION DURATION
Five day mission with the flexibility to book as little as 1 day or as much as 5 days. If you are only booking 1 or 2 days, we suggest choosing the beginning of the week to help the children truly experience the developing story. 

DAILY TIMES
The mission runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Extended care is also available from 8.30am to 6pm - an additional charge applies.

END OF MISSION SHOWCASE
All Hive missions finish with an exhibition, showcase or performance for parents.The format depends on each particular mission. We usually ask parents to arrive between 15 and 30 minutes early to get the most out of the showcases.

PRICES
Prices for this mission start at £53 per day per child. The daily price decreases as more days are booked. We also offer sibling, multi-week and group discounts. Please click here for further information. 

HIVE T-SHIRT
One free Hive T-Shirt is given to each child on this mission. Replacements will be charged for at a rate of £8 per T-shirt.