Our facilitators are Forest School trained, but this ethos is just our starting point. We’re one of only a few Centres in the UK running adapted residential ‘Earth Education’ programmes, and we draw on eco-therapeutic and child-led approaches to craft imaginative programmes. Each are tailored and differentiated according to the needs of a wide range of cohorts, and to suit curriculum goals.
The physical ‘space’ here is certainly quite unique, and feels pretty magical: freedom to explore 14.5 acres, an art barn, music studio, sports pitches, Tree House, farm animals to feed, good home cooked food, and a really homely place to stay. But what makes Ringsfield special is the emotional and experiential ‘space’ we create for students and teachers alike: respectful and child-led; educating the whole child; providing the freedom to explore and be creative; to build character; and to reconnect with ourselves, each other and the wider world.