Schools, colleges & youth outreach

Educating our future generations of young people about modern day hospice care.

Our educational service for schools, colleges and youth groups will enrich children's learning through a range of assemblies, lessons, talks and schools' projects. These can be tailored to different ages and to individual curriculum requirements.

For more information, please complete the form at the end of this page, or contact:

Hawthorne Schools Project

Children are invited to visit the Hospice over a three-week period to meet some of our patients, take part in curriculum linked activities, tour the Hospice and find out more about the care we provide to patients living with a life-limiting illness. Aimed at Upper KS2.

Upcoming dates:

  • 30th April / 7th May / 14th May
  • 18th June / 25th June / 2nd July

Big Conversations Project

Within a single classroom session, students will run through a set of thought-provoking questions which encourages discussions on those hard-to-talk-about topics such as death, funerals, and grief. Linked to the Health Education curriculum, students will learn how making time to start conversations such as these is important for our mental health and wellbeing. Aimed at Secondary students.

Curriculum-linked lessons & talks

Let Garden House Hospice Care support and enrich your curriculum and inspire your students learning. A range of assemblies, lessons, resources and activities can be tailored to different ages and link with different curriculum areas: PSHE, Citizenship, Values, SMSC, Science, Health and Social Care, Philosophy & Ethics and RE. Aimed at all age groups.

Loss & Bereavement Training for teachers and support staff

Is there a right or wrong thing to say to a child in your school who is experiencing a bereavement? This and many other classroom scenarios are discussed during our practical session, that will help you feel better equipped to support children who are facing pre or post bereavement. Aimed specifically for teachers and learning support staff.

Careers Events attendance, talks or advice

This is an opportunity for those students interested in careers in the charity or health and social care sector. Students will discover different career pathways and everyday experiences of those working in Garden House Hospice Care.

Young Entrepreneurs Challenge

Designed to develop students' business skills, the project challenges teams of students from each school to create a business plan, event or idea that will raise funds for Garden House Hospice Care from an initial £50 investment. It's the perfect chance for your students to gain vital skills whilst supporting their local charity. Aimed at GCSE Business Studies students (year 10-11). Find out more about the Young Entrepreneurs Challenge.

Register your interest

Please note: The Hawthorne Schools Project is only available on selected dates.

30th April / 7th May / 14th May
18th June / 25th June / 2nd July