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Year 5 Eden Project


The Scillonian ferry sailing on Friday 27th April has been delayed. The new departure time from Penzance is 12.00pm, due to arrive on St Mary's at 2.45pm.

Sustainable Planet


Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th April


The Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches.


This two-night residential means the children will really get to experience the sights, smells and scale of all three biomes. From the rainforests in the Rainforest Biome, the world's largest greenhouse to South African and Californian orange and lemon trees, olive groves and gnarled vines of the Mediterranean Biome. One of the highlights will be the night-time experience. A special opportunity to explore the Biomes when they’re shut to the public, exploring the domes by moonlight.


Children and staff will overnight at the Youth Hostel at Eden. The hostel is a unique experience as it is made from shipping containers, in keeping with their ethos of sustainable living. 


Cost: £155

Trip co-ordinator: Rebecca Streeter (

Accompanying adults: Miss Maddy, Mr May




  • Breakfast in the dome
  • 2-hour workshop – Darwin’s Doodles
  • Lunch in the dome
  • 3-hour challenge – Den building
  • Dinner in the dome
  • Night-time experience - Secret Biome 



Wednesday 25th April

3.30 All children and staff to meet on the quay at St Mary’s to board the Scillonian for 16.30 sailing. Packed tea required

19.15 Pick up at Penzance by Williams Coaches to travel to YHA Eden

20.30 Settle into rooms etc, supper and bed


Thursday 26th April

7.45 Land-train to Eden

8.00 - 9.00 Breakfast


Darwin’s Doodles - 9.30 – 11.30

Packed lunch provided

Storm Patrol - 13.00 – 16.00

17.30 Tea

Secret Biome – 18.30 – 20.30

20.30 Landtrain to YHA


Friday 27th April

7.15 Pick up by Williams Coaches from YHA

8.30 Drop off at Penzance Quay to board Scillonian for 9.15 sailing

12.00 Arrive at St Mary’s Quay - parents pick up

Kit List


  • Waterproof coat/trousers

  • T-shirt, long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, a fleece or warm jumper.

  • Shorts, trousers  

  • Nightclothes

  • Pair of trainers/shoes/boots for activities

  • Slippers/indoor shoes for YHA

  • Wash kit (facecloth, soap, shower gel, toothbrush & toothpaste). ·

  • A towel

  • A sun hat

  • A personal drinks bottle

  • A lunchbox

  • Sun cream

  • A plastic bag for wet/dirty clothes

  • A small day bag or rucksack, large enough to carry lunch, waterproofs, and a spare sweatshirt or jumper.


Mobile phones are not permitted but children may bring a tablet/kindle for the journey (these will need to be handed to an adult on arrival at Eden).


Medication: must be clearly labelled with child’s name and dosage (including times of day etc) These need to be handed to the trip leader on arrival at YHA.