What we do - Main Articles

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Children’s Workshop

We run educational workshops for children aged two to eleven. Our workshops are linked to the national curriculum and include themes such as growing plants, habitats, food chains, and the local environment. We can tailor workshops to tie in with your current topic.

Our team has experience of working with groups with a wide range of special educational needs. This means that we are able to plan and facilitate activities to enable your pupils to get the most out of their time with us.

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At the wildlife garden, we will be teaching bushcraft to build self-reliance and independence, primarily for KS1 and KS2. Pupils are encouraged to learn survival skills by building shelters, lighting fires, making tools and engaging in nature crafts. These activities help to promote team work, problem-solving, and communication and social skills.      

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Art and design

We offer opportunities to explore expressive arts and design outdoors in nature, such as making leaf prints, leaf bunting, clay work and outdoor mobiles.

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Literacy and Numeracy

We can provide outdoor-based literacy and numeracy workshops, particularly for Reception and Foundation Stage.

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Summer holiday club

We run a summer holiday club for children aged four to eight. This is registered by Ofsted on the Early Years Register and the compulsory part of the Childcare Register.
Open times in 2013: 23rd July to 6th Sept, hours 8am to 6pm
Children spend as much time as possible outdoors, with a strong emphasis placed on encouraging them to investigate and appreciate nature, and to understand the importance of wildlife conservation. (link to separate brochure)

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Professional development opportunities

We offer a wide range of courses for staff involved in outdoor education who would like
to introduce outdoor learning or develop further their current provision. For example, for practitioners delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage, we can provide training on planning and provision for the seven areas of learning, in a rich and stimulating outdoor environment.
Our courses are all taught by experienced outdoor education advisors.

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Community events and participation

We aim to encourage local residents to take part in conservation. We will be running a programme of community events, as well as gardening training and open days (link to events page).

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Facilities Hire

The wildlife garden is available to hire for children’s birthday parties and training events. Hire includes use of our outdoor room and toilet facilities. Our staff can provide activities for your children’s birthday party including pond dipping, mini beast hunting and games. You can also choose to hire the cob oven as part of your event (price includes staff supervision and fuel).
Please email ….. for more information.