Free taster session for families with children with ASD or ADHD – Saturday 17th May 2020

Spending time in nature, without the constraints of four walls has been shown to have numerous benefits for children with ASD and ADHD. I’m a qualified primary school teacher and have taught Forest School and Outdoor Learning in various settings. During this work I’ve seen the difference Forest School and teaching the curriculum outdoors makes to children with a diagnosis of ASD and ADHD. It’s particularly effective in developing children’s ability to focus on a particular task. We see children’s self esteem grow as discover what they are capable of. Perhaps most importantly of all: Children who struggle in the classroom report they enjoy learning outside.

Forest School and Outdoor Learning have the potential to transform a child’s experience of education. My aim is to broaden the provision of Forest School and Outdoor Learning for children with additional needs. That is why we are holding a session dedicated to families whose child has a diagnosis of ASD or ADHD. Let’s explore together, how we can tailor sessions to support your child’s needs. The taster session will take place in our woods near Cambridge. The emphasis of all our family days is on making it a fun experience for everyone. It will therefore include elements of bushcraft and campfire snacks.

To book onto this session please email bookings@cambridgeforestschools.co.uk with a brief description of your child’s additional needs and how many of you will attend.