Forest School and Outdoor Learning Alternative Provision in Cambridgeshire
This alternative provision is for children who can’t access mainstream education. It takes place in a natural area and learning is led by a trained Forest School Leader. Sessions follow the child’s interests and are devised to meet their needs. As a result, the whole learning experience is tailored to the student. Furthermore, success is measured by outcome. This makes Forest School a safe, pressure free learning place. At Forest School we teach practical activities such as cooking on the fire and using tools. Risk taking is integral to Forest School and our leaders carefully manage this with clear rules in place. As such, children learn to safely manage risk for themselves.
When you book an alternative provision programme, our Forest School coordinator works closely with you and the child concerned to agree programme aims. Trained Forest School Leaders run the sessions and use observations to inform planning. Learners can work towards a range of skills based awards and gain certificates to take with them. At the end of the programme, you will receive full evaluation and feedback on the programme.
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Woodventurers (our sister company) provide Woodland Learning Alternative Provision. Woodland Learning sessions teach National Curriculum objectives through Outdoor Learning. Additionally, there is a focus on social and emotional development. Similarly to Forest School, Woodland Learning is taught in an outdoor environment. Natural resources and seasonal produce are used for learning. Futhermore, Woodventurers also do bush-craft activities to support learning. The minimum number of sessions is 3 weeks. Longer term programmes run for an academic year. Once commissioned, our Woodland Learning coordinator works with parents/carers/other professionals and the child to devise programme aims. Then we plan lessons based on the aims and objectives. During sessions, Woodland Tutors write observations to inform future activities.