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FREE days out
Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery - Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of Earth’s history, explore the region’s natural wonders and discover more about peoples’ lives, past and present.
Bristol M Shed - See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol through the interactive displays.
Other Free places to visit in Bristol include The Georgian House Museum, The Red Lodge Museum, Blaise Castle House Museum and the Bristol Archives.

South Somerset Countryside - many free events through the year

Wessex Water - Educational visits for groups can be booked, plus education centres
The Bill Douglas Centre - Exeter: home to one of the largest collections of material relating to the moving image in Britain.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery - Displays take visitors on a voyage of discovery from pre-history to the present day and from Exeter all around the world.

Tarka Trail - one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.
RNLI Poole Life boat station - Come and look behind the scenes at one of the RNLI’s busiest lifeboat stations, visit must be booked.
Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum - tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs which lead to the foundation of modern day trade unions.

Water Supply Museum, Weymouth - also a spring source and current day pumping station - group visits can be booked.

Corfe Castle Museum - housed on the ground floor of the smallest Town Hall in England, so it is quite small too.
Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education <br />(2010)
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? (2006)
Spoken Word: I will not let an exam result decide my fate (2013)
Here are some links to further reading on learning theories:

Personalised Education Now - seeks to develop a rich, diverse, funded Personalised Educational Landscape to meet the learning needs, lifestyles and life choices made by individuals, families and communities. - explore easy-to-read summaries of learning theories & educational guides

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