Start Point Lighthouse will remain CLOSED for the whole of 2020 due to the Coronavirus restrictions. Trinity House are then changing the way that Start Point Lighthouse will be open to the public from 2021. At present, no open dates or booking procedures have been decided, so we are unable to take any bookings. Please check back in 2021 to see how future Guided Tours will take place. Full details will be posted here as soon as they are announced.
Start Point Lighthouse is an inspired destination for school trips; it provides a low cost and fascinating glimpse into the past as well as the serious message of safety at sea. A guided tour is cross curricular for many age groups covering history, geography, literacy, numeracy, science and social studies.
Trinity House has produced appealing KS1 and KS2 Education Packs with fun characters, entitled ‘Safe at Sea’, which are free to schools booking a visit.
The KS1 pack contains:
- Teacher’s notes
- A colourful poster on light and dark
- Two sets of picture or flash cards
- An eye-catching folder which opens out to form a diorama for classroom displays
The KS2 pack contains:
- Teachers’ notes
- Height chart
- Trinity Toppers game with a pencil and spinner
- Reward and challenge cards for the Trinity Trekkers board game (which is the folder opened out).
These resources are to be used in conjunction with the Safe at Sea website, where you will find games, videos, downloadable worksheets and a digital version of the teachers’ notes. The website can be used independent of the printed material.
Both these packs have been prepared to meet the National Attainment Targets and Curriculum requirements of key stages 1 and 2. We hope that both teachers and pupils have fun using them.
For Key Stages 3 & 4 the following information is available on the website:
- The Light Source
- Solar Power
- Projecting the Light
- Satellite Technology
- Flash Patterns
- Teachers’ Notes
Costs for school visits are priced at £3 per pupil (one in ten are free) and £5 per adult with two teachers/helpers going free. Please note there is a minimum charge of £40 for group visits. Small coaches and minibuses, cars etc., can park in Start Point Car Park (seasonal charges apply) and you need to allow around 20 minutes to walk down to the Lighthouse.
To find out more information regarding a school visit or to request a booking form, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org