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KS3/4+ Programmes

We're also really happy to craft and tailor a programme to suit your group, just let us know.

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The Great Woodland Bake Off (full day)

Meet the team for a forage walk, investigating yummy seasonal delights.  Find yourself at the Outdoor Kitchen, where an important judge will be arriving soon.  A 3 course meal must be made and displayed!

Focus:  Food technology, supports Maths, PHSE and English / Literacy

Forest School-style Day (half or full day)

Young person led sessions based solely around the Forest School ethos, building confidence and gaining life skills.  Activities such as shelter building, natural crafts, firelighting and much more.‍‍‍

Focus:  Decision Making, Communication and Personal Organisational Skills (PHSE)

Woodland Team Building & Communication (2 day residential)

Day 1 - Shipwrecked:  Young person centred and Young Person led activities.  The group find themselves shipwrecked and only a few items have washed up on the shore line.  What now?  Who makes the decisions?  The children decide using different decision-making models on what they would need to survive and then put ideas into action.  Shelter building, water purifying, cooking on the fire, fire lighting, tinder collection, nettle string making, and water containers could all be a part of ‘Survival camps’ needs.  (can also be done as 1 day activity)

Day 2 - Four Islands:  a journey in trade and negotiation‍‍‍ - a follow on session from Ship wrecked or Bushcraft day.  The group is divided into four and all taken to their islands.  There they discover a list of what they need to build and find to be able to survive for one week.  Not all islands have their basic needs met and unless they think of something they will not survive. Using the model of Spokes Councils the children come to a trade agreement. (can also be done as 1 day activity)

Focus: Team building, decision making and woodland / survival skills.  Supporting Science, Emotional literacy, PSHE Citizenship, Art, English, Design, Technology.

Coppicing, Tool Use & Production (full day)

A day of coppicing, whittling toasting tongs or a butter knife, axe work, pot hanger making, and cooking over the fire.

Focus:  Supporting Science, Emotional literacy, PSHE, Citizenship, Art, English, Design, Technology.

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Bushcraft & Survival (half or full day)

Tinder selection, Fire making with a spark, cordage making, natural dyes, cooking on the fire, shelter building using forked poles, and if time grass basket making.  Students will use natural resources and identify useful materials.

‍‍‍Focus: Science, Emotional literacy, PSHE Citizenship, Art, English

Tracking, Trails and Field Craft (full day)

"In our high-speed age of information technology, information has become mistaken for knowledge."

Recognising woodland animal tracks and feeding signs.  Looking at camouflage, practicing stalking and still movement, sensory awareness and observation techniques.‍‍‍

‘Tracking is one of the most elemental and sensual skills we can have, demanding that we relearn to read, to look again, to listen intently, smell deeply, remember accurately, feel carefully and even taste tentatively.’

The aim of this programme is to increase wildlife awareness and give space for personal growth.  

Focus:  Science, Emotional literacy, PSHE Citizenship, Art, Design Technology, Physical Education

Bushcraft and Survival (full day)

Tinder selection, Fire making with a spark, cordage making, natural dyes, cooking on ‍‍‍the fire, shelter building using forked poles, and if time grass basket making.  Students will use natural resources and identify useful materials.

Focus:   Science, Emotional literacy, PSHE Citizenship, Art, English

Earth Walks & Earth Art (half or full day)

Based on seasonal skills, sensor‍‍‍y walks and foraging for natural materials. Activities could include Symphony of Sounds, Bug Hunting in the Basements, or creating Smelly Cocktails.  Creating seasonal natural arts which could involve paints, body art, clay work, creating 2D and 3D sculptures or looms in the trees.

Focus: Art, PHSE and Science


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Year 7 Transition Programme (full day)

This programme is specifically designed to help new year 7 students in their transition to secondary education.  Developing resilience and self-esteem through small achievable tasks together, students and teachers are able to quickly build on new relationships and gain a greater understanding of each other's strengths and personalities in a natural environment.  We create a safe environment for children to share and listen to each other's ideas, encouraging them to take res‍‍‍ponsibility and make decisions amongst themselves.   An incredibly helpful activity for students and teachers alike, students will have the opportunity to light fires, do natural tie dying, do some outdoor cooking, and use swings and rope walkways.

From Sept 2018 Educational Programmes are priced at £9 per child for half a day (0930-1200), and £15 for a full day (0930-1445).  

10% discount applies to a full day Day ‍‍‍Visit. Full day Residential Programmes extend until 330pm, and residential discounts are available if staying for more than 2 nights.

The minimum payment for a half day of activities is £135, and £225 for a full day.