The programme draws on the mill and its surroundings to bring subjects to life for the pupils, and is composed of four rotated sessions, including a guided walk from the Mill Pond to the mill focussing on the geography of St Peter's valley, and lessons with actors playing historical characters talking about life at the mill in the 19th century. A design technology element is introduced in the final session of the day, where students work in pairs to make a waterwheel and experiment with various working models.
Education is at the heart of Ogier's corporate social responsibility initiatives. The National Trust education programme follows on from Ogier's support of various Jersey Heritage projects, and reading programme Every Child Our Future.
Global Head of Marketing Kate Kirk said: "A Miller's Life promises to be both a fun and educational. We are delighted that so many Year 5 students will be able to join in this new programme at Le Moulin de Quétivel, the only surviving working water mill in the Island. The mixture of lessons in history, science and geography, brought together in such an interactive learning experience, will be fascinating."