Real World Learning

Using the real world learning model we offer days and programmes of discovery and adventure. Most are on our selected sites but we can bring some of these to you if your site is suitable.

LIVING HISTORY (KS1 and KS 2)

Bring history to life outside the classroom on this day of discovery and intrigue. Learn authentic crafts and cooking, experience a historic way of life and take part in fun, physical activities like archery and hunting.

Example of activities: (appropriate to the relevant period of history from the stone age onwards)

• Fire making • Bread making • Clay pot making • Use of wild plants(dying, cooking, cordage making) • Cave paintings • Charcoal making • Tracking... etc.

ORIENTEERING (KS2)

Starting at the beginning and working up to full competition orienteering we look at maps, discover the fun of running and navigating understanding keys and terrain and solving maths and puzzles.

• Pirate Maps • Clip it! • Star Course • Map jigsaws  • Score Course • Map Making • Team Tag

HABITATS AND ADAPTATIONS (KS1 and KS2)

A fully hands-on and practical exploration day to see who we share the forest with. Get close to mini-beasts who live on land, in the air and in the water and find out how they adapt to the environment they live in.

Example of activities:

• Pond dipping • Sweep netting • Tree beating • Searching under log piles • Mini-beast passports • Butterfly feeding stations • Pebble/felt creatures

WOODCRAFT (KS2)

The dream of every child (and most adults) to build a den in the woodland big enough to eat their lunch in!  This programme revolves around wood and your students will finish the day knowing the difference between green wood and dead wood, how and why the fire triangle works, where to find water in the woodland and some origins and uses of plants.

Example of activities:

• Natural shelter building • Fire-lighting and cooking bread over their fire • Water collecting • Nettle string making • Making wood ‘cookies’

TEAM TACTICS (KS2, KS3 & KS4)

Reach beyond the classroom and allow your students to experience the forest within this programme.  This programme offers fun and engaging activities to develop team-building and problem-solving skills. Key concepts: physical education, personal development and spoken language

Example of Activities:

• Build a ballista • Cross a crocodile-infested swamp • Save a precious butterfly cocoon • Rescue a rare egg • Stay aboard a melting iceberg • Build a tower…. etc.

River Exploration (KS2)

Who doesn't like splashing in the stream!  We do, but more so when we can learn whilst we do. This multidiscipline day involves literacy, maths, science, geography and history as we explore a mill, understand the terminology and the stories that rivers invoke, measure, test and record the river and see how and why it shaped the land and the people around it.

Example of activities:

• Natural shelter building • Fire-lighting and cooking bread over their fire • Water collecting • Nettle string making • Making wood ‘cookies’

Costs:

The basic day-long packages start from £150 

Larger groups or programmes start at £10ph

NOTE: these activities change according to age/ability of students.